Fall Fundraiser

Thanks for supporting our 2022 Fall Fundraiser which raised $1500!

Funds raised from this event support education and enhancements at three demonstration/learning gardens in Thurston County (Olympia Farmers Market, garden, Closed Loop Park at the county waste management site, Dirt Works at Yauger Park) and free outreach programs in gardening, composting and recycling related topics throughout the county.

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Check back on our website in the next few months to see what we have in store for you in September 2023!

2022 Fundraiser Topic

The Changing Garden: Ways to Adapt to Warmer Summers, Maturing Gardens and their Gardeners!

The Changing Garden will discuss our new warmer summers and plants that can handle the heat, the changing gardener and ways to keep gardening as we age, the changing garden that becomes more shaded as plants age, not to mention our changing tastes.

Presenter: Marianne Binetti is the local area’s national gardening celebrity, sharing her passion for gardening with hilarity and witty wordplay. She has a degree in horticulture from Washington State University and has written or co-written 10 gardening books and writes a syndicated gardening column that runs in several newspapers each week including the Tacoma News Tribune and The Olympian. Marianne lectures and gives seminars on a variety of topics, has appeared on HGTV and hosts radio and TV programs. Marianne and husband Joe lead garden tours around the world.

The event includes: