Join the Foundation

Membership helps support the WSU Thurston County Master Gardener and Master Recycler Compost Programs. By becoming a member, you become part of a network that encourages sustainable gardening and promotes environmental stewardship practices, thereby improving quality of life for Thurston County residents.

Membership dues are $10 for a calendar year, January-December. Associate Members do not need to be a WSU Master Gardener or Master Recycler Composter. Joining does not confer WSU Master Gardener status.

Apply for Membership

Becoming a Master Gardener Foundation member is a two step process:

  • Pay your annual dues:
    * online with a credit card (a small transaction fee will be added)
    – OR –
    * Mail a check made payable to MGFTC to:
    MGFTC Attn: Membership
    P.O. Box 165
    Olympia,  WA 98507-0165

Membership Benefits

  • Regular membership meetings that include time to mingle with other gardeners and lectures by notable garden experts.
  • Regular e-mail updates on local gardening events and resources.
  • Admission to member-only plant sales.
  • Discounted prices for lectures, activities, events, and garden tours. Generally, these unique gardens tours are not open to the public.
  • Opportunities to lead, learn new skills, and contribute to the health of the community.
  • Voting privileges that influence Foundation policy.
  • Friendships with like-minded people.

Membership Fee Usage

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