For a yearly membership fee of $10, you can become a member of the Master Gardener Foundation of Thurston County (MGFTC). You don’t even need to be a master gardener or a Master Recycler Composter!
Join our community to meet like-minded people interested in gardening, recycling and composting.
-Work with other gardeners at our demonstration gardens, Dirtworks on the westside of Olympia or Closed Loop in Lacey, making compost, weeding and pruning.
-Help out at our annual plant sale in May.
-Join the Handicraft Committee and use your skills to create knitted hats, scarves, potholders, and all sorts of creative things for us to sell at fundraisers.
-Go on fun trips to see area gardens or other places of interest.
Membership is open to anyone who is committed to the foundation’s goals — supporting an environmentally healthy community by raising funds and awareness of the WSU Master Gardener and Thurston County Master Recycler Composter Programs.
We help support Thurston County and Washington State University in their efforts to train individuals who can then help the citizens of Thurston County in water-wise gardening, how to grow food, the benefits of low-impact landscaping, diagnosing plant diseases, identifying landscape damaging insects and pests, and innovative ways to recycle and compost. We do this through demonstration gardens, workshops, community booths and Q & A clinics throughout the county.
The foundation is the major contributor, supporter and sustainer of three Demonstration Gardens – one at the Olympia Farmers’ Market; one at Yauger Park on Olympia’s Westside, and one at the Thurston County Solid Waste transfer station. We also help fund several clinics that provide gardening information to the public in Thurston County. The Foundation also organizes educational field trips to interesting gardens, nurseries and events, sponsors guest speakers at foundation meetings, and hosts an annual plant sale.
Join us and meet new friends!
The Master Gardener Foundation of Thurston County (MGFTC) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose purposes are:
- To support and enhance the Washington State University Thurston County Extension Master Gardener/Master Recycler Composter (MG/MRC) Programs.
- To facilitate the exchange of ideas and information between members of the organization.
- To inform and educate the citizens and decision makers of Thurston County about the value of the MG/MRC programs.
The Master Gardener Foundation of Thurston County is recognized as a vibrant community of people interested in gardening, recycling, and composting.