The District’s annual events include the Native Plant Festival, Student GREEN Congress, and the South Puget Sound Regional Envirothon. Below is a calendar of the events we’re hosting or participating in, community partner events, and our regular public board meetings. Below that you will find details about our upcoming workshops, tours and work parties.

Interested in volunteering for an event? Visit our volunteering page to learn more.

Calendar

Check our calendar regularly to find events we’re hosting or participating in, community partner events, and our regular public board meetings. To learn more about posted events, RSVP to a TCD hosted event, or have your event added to our calendar, contact: Nora White, nwhite@thurstoncd.com or (360)754-3588 ext. 105.

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Upcoming Event Details 

A Farm Plan in Action: Farm Walk 

Thursday, July 18th, 6 – 7:30 pm
Private Landowner’s Property- RSVP for location details
SPACE LIMITED

Join us on farm to see how a Farm Plan can be proactively put into practice over time. This landowner has worked with TCD 20 years and is a great example of how to take advantage of and combine the programs and services available through Thurston CD. Specific information about the Voluntary Stewardship Program, Conservation & Farm Plans, restoration plantings, cost share, soil testing, and equipment rentals will be shared.
New to working with TCD? This is a great opportunity for you!

RSVP to nwhite@thurstoncd.com or 360-754-3588 ext.105

Liming and Calcium Nutrition for Your Field or Garden

Tuesday, August 20th, 6 – 8 pm
Gate Community School House
16980 Moon Rd SW, Rochester 98579

Gudrun Mahrt, of Columbia River Carbonates, will talk through how to develop a liming program to boost productivity and improve profit. Better and more predictable results can be achieved by knowing the right material, right amount, right place and right time to apply lime. Gudrun will illustrate her recommendations with examples of studies, observed crop and pasture responses, and experiences from her years advising farmers.

There will be an opportunity to test the pH of your soils yourself. Bring soil samples from your land for instant testing and go home with a better understanding of what you can do to make a difference in land stewardship through pH management.
This workshop is brought to you by the Voluntary Stewardship Program.

Please RSVP: Nora White, nwhite@thurstoncd.com or 360.754.3588 x105

Interpreting Your Soil Test Results

Thursday, August 22, 2019- 5-6 pm
Delphi Farmers Market
7601 Delphi Rd SW, Olympia WA 98512

Join Thurston CD staff to learn what all those numbers on your soil test results mean and how they can translate into a productive and vibrant garden, lawn, pasture, orchard, etc. If you’re not testing, you’re guessing! Over application of fertilizers and amendments can be an expensive waste for you and a nutrient overload for our ecosystems. In addition to learning about what soil tests cover and what they mean, you’ll be able to bring a sample of your own soil to get tested (Costs $25, cash or check). Instructions on how to take and prepare your sample for drop off are here. This workshop is brought to you by the Voluntary Stewardship Program.

Please RSVP directly to the Delphi Farmers Market: delphifarmersmarket@gmail.com 

What You Can Do for Pollinators

Thursday, August 29, 2019- 5-6 pm
Delphi Farmers Market
7601 Delphi Rd SW, Olympia WA 98512

Come learn about actionable steps we can all take to foster and improve habitat for our pollinators. Thurston CD staff will share best management practices that can be adapted to the space and size yard you have. Specific information about some of the native and endangered butterflies of this area will be shared as well!
This workshop is brought to you by the Voluntary Stewardship Program.

Please RSVP directly to the Delphi Farmers Market: delphifarmersmarket@gmail.com 

Flexible Farming: Adapting to a Changing Climate

Saturday, September 7, 2019- 3-5:30 pm
Urban Futures Farm
928 Wilson St NE, Olympia, Washington 98506

With the help of Thurston CD and the Rural Energy Development for WA Program, Urban Futures Farm is implementing solutions to increase their resiliency to a changing climate. Come learn about climate smart farming practices and funding opportunities including: solar panel installation, energy efficiency practices, integrative pest management, and cover cropping.
This workshop is brought to you by the Voluntary Stewardship Program.RSVP to Nora White, nwhite@thurstoncd.com or 360-754-3588 ext.105

Have a workshop suggestion or question about our upcoming programming? Please let us know!

Nora White
Education & Outreach Specialist
nwhite@thurstoncd.com
(360) 754-3588, ext. 105