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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, October 5, 2018
Cori Carlton, WSU Extension, (360)867-2162, or email at 

Master Your: Garden, Compost, Recycling Education Day!
Attend educational workshops and demos encouraging people to garden and reduce waste

​OLYMPIA – Please join the WSU Extension Master Gardeners, Master Recycler Composters, and Master Gardener Foundation of Thurston County for a day of gardening, composting, and recycling education on Saturday, October 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army Community Center.

What: 3rd Annual Master Your: Garden, Compost, Recycling Education Day!  
Where: The Salvation Army Community Center, 1505 4th Ave. E, Olympia 98501
When: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 entrance fee, cash or check only
Registration: No pre-registration, but space is limited to room capacity. Seats are filled on a first come, first served basis.

For a small entrance fee, participants will have access to a series of workshops including pruning, growing veggies, and recycling and composting, hallway demonstrations, activity booths, and live demonstrations. The booths will address fall yard clean-up, planting advice, irrigation/rain barrels, recycling, gardening book recommendations, and a free table. Live demonstrations will show participants proper tool care/repair, yoga stretches for gardeners, and how to make your own worm bin. Select plants, garden art, and recycled hand-crafts will also be for sale.

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County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3