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 

Virtual Farm Showcase

Thursday, August 20th, 2020 at 5:30-7:00 pm

Thurston Conservation District was awarded a 3 year grant by the Washington State Soil Health Committee to provide direct soil health technical assistance and soil health testing to participating farmers in Thurston County. This presentation is an opportunity to learn more about soil health practices and hear from farmers in our area about how soil health impacts their operation and how certain practices have improved their operation. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in soil management or to learn more about what vegetable, fruit, and livestock producers in our area are doing to protect our natural resources.

Register to get access to the GoToMeeting link here.

Planning a PNW Winter Garden

Thursday, August 27th, 2020 at 5:30-7:00 pm

Looking for ways to grow veggies at home year round? Wondering about what grows in the PNW during the Winter? Join us for this participatory workshop on planning out your Winter garden. Participants will be asked to actively put their new knowledge to use and plan out their dream (or actual) winter planter, raised bed, or full garden. 

Register to get access to the GoToMeeting link here.

Workshop Series for Livestock Owners

Addressing Mud & Designing a Heavy Use Area

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 5:30-7:00 pm

Do you have mud and dust in your pasture or paddock areas? This presentation will show different ways that you can address mud issues and how to set up an intentional ‘heavy use area’ for your livestock – from footing choice to drainage systems. All of this can be done while protecting water quality and minimizing runoff. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about developing a heavy use area as part of your pasture and manure management systems – great for horse and livestock owners. Get ahead of your mud!

This is the third is a four part series. Register to get the GoToMeeting link here.

How to Get Started Implementing a Project with TCD

Monday, September 28, 2020 at 5:30-7:00 pm

Thurston Conservation District works with directly residents to put projects on the ground! This presentation will go through some of the steps involved in designing, permitting, and constructing your goal such as a manure management structure, heavy use area, or fencing to exclude livestock from waterways. The goals is to provide you with tips on what to expect while going through the implementation process and help you learn about different cost share opportunities that may be available for your project. These projects have a direct positive impact on our shared watersheds and the ecosystems that support fish and wildlife habitat. This workshop is specifically for folks living in the Deschutes Watershed – ask if you’re not sure!

This is the fourth in a four part series. Register to get the GoToMeeting link here.


Past Event Resources

Access recordings of online presentations and their materials here.
  • Affordable Home Gardening – Originally presented online 5.5.2020
    Find a recording of the presentation here.
    Find all additional handout resources, include presentation slides, here.

  • Dealing with Mud, Manure, & Compost in Your Home Garden – Originally presented online 6.24.2020
    Find a recording of the presentation here.
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides, here.

  • Getting Started with Pasture Management – Originally presented online 6.30.2020
    Find a recording of the presentation here
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides, here.

  • Manure Management – Originally presented online 7.27.2020
    Find a recording of the presentation here
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides, here.

  • Advanced Pasture Management – Originally presented online 8.6.2020
    Find a recording of the presentation here.
    Find all additional handout resources, including presentation slides, here.

Have a workshop suggestion or question about our upcoming programming?

 

Nora White
Education & Outreach Specialist
nwhite@thurstoncd.com
360-754-3588, ext. 136

You can also use our contact form.