Who are the WSU Master Gardener Volunteers?
We are a volunteer service gardening organization – cultivating plants, people, and communities since 1973.
Our Thurston County program is part of the statewide WSU Extension Master Gardener program which combines horticulture training and public service. WSU Master Gardener volunteers are trained and certified as community educators to provide professional, unbiased, researched-based home gardening and horticulture information to the public through the following avenues:
- Question/answer plant clinics
- Demonstration gardens (Closed Loop Park, Dirt Works, Olympia Farmers Market Garden)
- Youth gardening programs
- Other educational programs & community service projects
Growing Through the Decades-Celebration Garden Tour
Join us in celebrating milestone anniversaries of our demonstration gardens!
Saturday, July 13, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Dirt Works Demonstration Garden- 30 years
- Closed Loop Park Demonstration Garden- 25 years
- Olympia Farmers Market Gallacci Garden- 24 years
Enjoy the day touring one, two or all three, unique public gardens.
Gain ideas and inspiration.
Participate in special anniversary activities at each of the gardens.
- Closed Loop Park:
- 11am Peonies presentation @ the gazebo
- 11:30am Guided plant walk and tour of the garden, meet @ the info booth
- 1:30pm Hügelkultur presentation @ the hügelkultur demo site next to the Little Library, NW corner of the garden
- 2pm Guided plant walk and tour of the garden, meet @ the info booth
- Other activities include children’s activities, gardening/composting/recycling question answer booth, worm and yard waste composting demo, “What’s Under the Garden?” display, Great Plant Picks info and much more!
- Dirt Works Demonstration Garden: (all timed activities meet at the gazebo)
- 10am Guided tour of the garden
- 11am Fruit Trees for Small Spaces Presentation
- 1pm Guided tour of the garden
- 2pm Square foot vegetable gardening demo
- Other activities running throughout the event include children’s activities, sensory garden demo, yard and worm composting demo, raised bed vegetable demo and much more!
- Olympia Farmers Market Gallacci Garden:
- 11:30am Worm composting demonstration (meet at the worm composting box, NE corner of the garden)
- 1pm Guided plant walk and tour of the garden (meet at the information booth in front of the solar panels at the SW corner of the garden)
- Other activities running throughout the event include children’s scavenger hunt, gardening and composting question/answer booth.
Get your gardening, composting and recycling questions answered.
This event is FREE and happens rain or shine.
Click below to download or share the event flier.
Anniversary Garden Tour Flier 2019
In addition, please join us for the Opening Ceremony at Closed Loop Park where we will celebrate the growth of these unique gardens, as we look to the future by honoring their past.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
10 a. m.
Closed Loop Park Demonstration Garden
2418 Hogum Bay Rd. NE, Olympia WA 98516
(Presentation will be at the blue gazebo. Service animals only, please.)
Parking is at the Hawks Prairie Park & Ride across the street. Use the crosswalk to enter the garden. Handicap parking is available in front of the garden.
For questions, please contact 360-867-2162 or email email@example.com
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