Events

What You Can Do for Pollinators
Aug
29
5:00 PM17:00

What You Can Do for Pollinators

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. This workshop is brought to you by the Voluntary Stewardship Program. FREE, but please RSVP to delphifarmersmarket@gmail.com so we can be ready for you.

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Edible Weeds
Sep
5
5:00 PM17:00

Edible Weeds

This discussion on edible weeds by Kate Tossey, of Kate’s Herbs, will cover gathering and foraging; recipes, processing and preserving; responsible harvesting and more. Handouts will be provided.

Cost: $5, collected at the door

Please RSVP to delphifarmersmarket@gmail.com, so we can save you a seat.

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All About Bees
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

All About Bees

Hear from Olympia Beekeepers Association about what it takes to become a beekeeper and what you can do to help pollinators in your own backyard. We will talk about how to identify local pollinators (not everything is a bee!) and solve the mysteries of what they are doing and why they do it! We will also discuss honeybees and their important roles in the hive as well as how they help feed our world.

Suggested donation $5.

Please RSVP to delphifarmersmarket@gmail.com, so we can save you a seat.

ABOUT OBA: The Olympia Beekeepers Association is a 501c(3) non-profit organization which provides education, training and support for beekeepers in Thurston and surrounding counties. We meet every second Tuesday at Chinook Middle School, 4301 6th Ave NE, Lacey, WA 98516, with our Apprentice Beekeeping course and our Sustainability Group meeting running from 6-7 pm and our general meeting with club business and a guest speaking from 7-9 pm.

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Organic Gardening 101
Sep
19
5:30 PM17:30

Organic Gardening 101

Come hear Ginger Stein of Black Lake Organics talk about the benefits of mineralized fertilization to keep your plants healthy and productive from the roots up.

Free.

Please RSVP to delphifarmersmarket@gmail.com so we can save you a seat.

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Flower Arranging, with Tara Dixon of Specialty Floral Design
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Flower Arranging, with Tara Dixon of Specialty Floral Design

For me, arranging flowers to inspire and spark joy isn’t just a talent—it’s a passion. As a professional florist for over a decade, I have gained extensive experience with a variety of flowers. From creating simple bouquets to lavish displays—and everything in between—floral artistry truly is my calling. When people ask me what my favorite flower is, I tell them I don’t have one. I prefer to look at the design, consider the event or occasion, and then determine my favorite flower for that unique arrangement. An arrangement isn’t just individual flowers thrown together. It’s a complete concept that must work harmoniously to inspire and captivate. My favorite thing about being a professional florist is the opportunity to challenge myself and continuously learn about floral artistry. Whether I’m working with exotic tropical flowers or arranging a classic rose bouquet, my goal is to transform something that is already beautiful—the flowers—into enchanting arrangements. I regularly attend floral artistry classes to stay up to date on new techniques and trends. I attribute my artistry and passion for creating beauty to my mother. She was an amazing artist and I honor her memory with each and every arrangement. Class maximum: 20 students. Sign up here.

Cost: $35

www.specialtyfloraldesign.com

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Interpreting Your Soil Test Results
Aug
22
5:00 PM17:00

Interpreting Your Soil Test Results

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. FREE, but please RSVP to delphifarmersmarket@gmail.com so we can be ready for you.

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Herbs for Women's Health
Aug
15
4:00 PM16:00

Herbs for Women's Health

Herbal medicine can offer much in the way of women's health. Throughout a woman's life stages, herbal medicine can support energy levels, mental well being, fertility, hormone health, liver detoxification, and much more. This 3-hour course with local herbalist and educator Renee Davis introduces you to the myriad ways in which select herbs can be incorporated into a lifestyle of wellness. Hands-on demonstrations will be included, and participants will receive handouts, their own herbal medicines to take home, and ample resources to continue their education in this powerful area of self care.  Cost: $35 each, limit 25 people.

Sign up here.

Learn more about Renee on her website.

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Flower Arranging, with Tara Dixon of Specialty Floral Design
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Flower Arranging, with Tara Dixon of Specialty Floral Design

For me, arranging flowers to inspire and spark joy isn’t just a talent—it’s a passion. As a professional florist for over a decade, I have gained extensive experience with a variety of flowers. From creating simple bouquets to lavish displays—and everything in between—floral artistry truly is my calling. When people ask me what my favorite flower is, I tell them I don’t have one. I prefer to look at the design, consider the event or occasion, and then determine my favorite flower for that unique arrangement. An arrangement isn’t just individual flowers thrown together. It’s a complete concept that must work harmoniously to inspire and captivate. My favorite thing about being a professional florist is the opportunity to challenge myself and continuously learn about floral artistry. Whether I’m working with exotic tropical flowers or arranging a classic rose bouquet, my goal is to transform something that is already beautiful—the flowers—into enchanting arrangements. I regularly attend floral artistry classes to stay up to date on new techniques and trends. I attribute my artistry and passion for creating beauty to my mother. She was an amazing artist and I honor her memory with each and every arrangement. Class maximum: 20 students. Sign up here.

Cost: $35

www.specialtyfloraldesign.com

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Healthier Soil = Healthier Plants
Jul
18
5:00 PM17:00

Healthier Soil = Healthier Plants

Come learn about what constitutes a “healthy” soil and steps you can take at home to maximize your soil health benefits! This NRCS presentation will cover soil functions and properties, how they relate to soil health, and how plants benefit from healthy soil.

This event is free, but please RSVP to delphifarmersmarket@gmail.com so we can save you a seat!

 
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Summer Berry Magic
Jul
11
5:00 PM17:00

Summer Berry Magic

Join local educator, author, herbalist, and native foods specialist Elise Krohn, MEd, from GRuB in this special class focused on summer berries. All proceeds of the event go to support programs at GRuB (Garden Raised Bounty), a local nonprofit organization focused on growing healthy food, people, and communities (www.goodgrub.org). To sign up for this event, click here.

 
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Celebrate the 4th with Paint (and Sip)
Jul
4
5:00 PM17:00

Celebrate the 4th with Paint (and Sip)

Local paint and sip group Konnex will bring their talents and and fun for the whole family to the market to celebrate opening day and Independence Day! This paint and sip will feature a painted sign project titled “Fireworks and Fireflies.” This project features acrylic painting on wood. We will create this fun artwork which you can use for years to come to decorate for the Fourth of July season!
This special event will be held in the beautiful outdoors (weather permitting) This event is also BYOB so feel free to bring a beverage--wine, beer, and nonalcoholic beverages are allowed (no liquor) but not required. Please plan ahead if you plan to bring alcohol as there is no alcohol for sale at the market. We will have some spare drink ware/glasses for you to use if needed. Grab your cooler and can coozies and pull up a chair!
This event is open to all ages but is recommended for ages 16 and up (check out our kids paint booth that will be set up adjacent to the paint and sip party). Painting will begin at 5 pm and the market opens at 4 so come early and explore the market and vendors before you take your seat to create with us!

To sign up, click here.


Seating is limited so please pre-register. If you have any questions email wakonnex@gmail.com

*Please note there will be no actual fireworks at this event.

 
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