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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 •

Home Composting Webinar

Thursday May 6, 2021 at 6:30pm

Virtual. Free. Registration required.

Register at

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

Lunch ‘n Learn Virtual Summer Series

Virtual. Free. Registration required.

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


Reliable resources for garden and plant problems, Tuesday June 1: Learn how to find localized, credible gardening and composting information. Register at

Building a compost pile, Thursday July 22: Step-by-step demonstration on building a compost pile.  Registration information coming soon.

Harvesting vegetables from the garden, Thursday August 19: Learn some harvesting tips while getting a virtual tour of one of the Demonstration Gardens.  Registration information coming soon.

Tips for fall clean-up, Tuesday September 7: Learn best practices for fall garden clean-up and preparing your compost bins for the winter.  Registration information coming soon.

2021 Lunch n Learn Flyer

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.