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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Upcoming Workshops

Program Contact: Cori Carlton, Master Gardener & Master Recycler Composter Program Manager
(360) 867-2162 •

Lunch ‘n Learn Virtual Summer Series

All sessions start at 12pm and end at 1pm.

All sessions are virtual and free, but registration is required.

Session 1: Reliable resources for garden and plant problems

Tuesday June 1, 12-1pm

Learn how to find localized, credible gardening and composting information.

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Session 2: Building a compost pile

Thursday July 22, 12-1pm

Step-by-step demonstration on building a compost pile.

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Need a review of home composting basics? Check out our Home Composting Basics video.

Session 3: Harvesting vegetables (and other bounty) from the garden

Thursday August 19, 12-1pm

Learn some harvesting and preservation tips while getting a virtual tour of one of the Demonstration Gardens.

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Session 4: Tips for fall clean-up

Tuesday September 7, 12-1pm

Learn best practices for fall garden clean-up and preparing your compost bins for the winter.

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2021 Lunch n Learn Flyer

Home Composting Webinar

Thursday May 6, 2021 at 6:30pm


In celebration of International Compost Awareness Week, join Thurston County composting specialist for an informational presentation on home composting.  Cori Carlton, Program Coordinator for the Thurston County Master Recycler Composter program will cover topics ranging from pros and cons of different bin styles, materials for making compost, what shouldn’t go in your compost pile, and what to expect from your compost pile.

2021 Composting Workshop Flier

WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office. Persons will disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information or reasonable accommodation need to contact Cori Carlton at 3054 Carpenter Rd. SE, Olympia WA 98503, 360-867-2162, at least two weeks prior to the beginning of training.