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On June 23rd, all Thurston County Extension Staff are back in the office but with some slight modifications! We’re all in the offices in back to follow spacing recommendations. But we are physically here and ask that you ring our buzzer.

We are encouraging social distancing and wearing masks for the safety of both you, the public, and our staff. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available.

At this time access to individual offices is limited to employees only.

As always you can call the office to help us be prepared for your visit and to reduce your time in the office.

Private pesticide applicator training to obtain or renew a pesticide license is a reality for many area producers every three years.  With the disruptions due to COVID-19, those applicators who were given an extension last year, expire this year, or are seeking a license for the first time will have some different options to explore along with the traditional in-person training option.

Growing a vegetable garden versus growing a flower garden can be hotly debated. Vegetable gardeners ask, “What good is it if you can’t eat it?” Flower growers think if it is not pretty, what’s the point? For me, growing both vegetables and flowers are necessary—vegetables nourish my body while flowers feed my soul.

Friday, February 19th, February 26th, March 5
Starting @ 12 PM lasting about 1 hour

For more information check out BGMA’s new website at:

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Pre-registration is REQUIRED at:


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