creating outstanding perennial gardens tour: 9:30-11 a.m. July 17, Plantasia Nursery & Display Gardens, 3938 88th Ave. S.W., Olympia. Cost is $15. Call 360-491-0857 to register.
South Sound Fruit Society meetings: 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month, Organic Farmhouse at The Evergreen State College, 2712 Lewis Road, Olympia. For information on upcoming events, call 360-480-5383 or go to www.wcfs.org.
evergreen state dahlia association: Meetings begin at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, October through June, at Lacey Church of God, 5005 Lacey Blvd. Call John Mackey, 360-956-1614, for details.
master composters: Present workshops, sell compost bins, and offer in-depth composting training. Workshops on Green Cone Composting, yard waste composting, and worm bins are offered from June to September at the Olympia’s Farmers Market. Call 360-867-2151 or 360-481-4204, or go to www.compostbins.thurstoncounty.com to order compost bins.
Olympia Bonsai Club: Meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey. Go to www. easysite.com/olympiabonsaiclub for details.
Olympia Garden Club: Meets at 10 a.m. the last Thursday of each month at Gull Harbor Lutheran Church, 4610 Boston Harbor Road N.E., Olympia. Call Gail Martinolich, 360-402-7669, or go to www.easysite.com/olympiagardenclub.
south sound dahlia society: Meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Tyee Grill, 5757 Littlerock Road S.W., Tumwater. Call 360-786-1579.
respecting the knowledge: ethnobotany of western washington: An exhibit about the relationship between plants and people. The exhibit includes photographs of native plants and descriptions of their traditional usage, handmade tools and implements, baskets and a bentwood box. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, State Capital Museum, 211. 21st Ave. S.W., Olympia. Cost is $1-2. 360-753-2580.
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