Summer Nursery Learning

Please join us twice a month on 2nd Thursday evenings & 4th Thursday mornings this summer for learning and good fun propagating, up-potting, and nurturing our native plant stock!

Name *
Please register all persons individually (to help us best prepare for the event). If you'd like to register a group, email Samantha at
Summer Nursery Learning & Work Parties *
2nd Thursday evenings, 5-7pm. 4th Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:30am. *Note: September dates are 1st & 3rd Thursdays.

August 8, 5-7pm; August 22, 9:30-11:30am
September 5*, 5-7pm; September 19*, 9:30-11:30am

*Note: September dates are 1st & 3rd Thursdays.

We’ll return to a weekend schedule in the fall. Please register for the dates you want to help, and we’ll email you the details.

What we do at the NPSF Nursery:

At the NPSF Nursery (aka the Holding Beds) we propagate plants and store salvaged plants for use in future revegetation and green stormwater projects.

To maintain healthy plants, we organize regular work parties, co-sponsored by Thurston County Steam Team, at our nursery throughout the year.

The agenda for each work party varies: we work to propagate native and water-wise plants, re-pot plants that have outgrown their pots into larger ones, transfer bare-root plant-stock and bulbs to pots, weed and organize already potted plants, keep the walkways clean and safe, and additional projects as needed. Occasionally we clean out the tool sheds, sharpen tools, and take inventory.

These work parties provide a great backdrop to get connected with our board members, to catch up with friends and fellow volunteers, and make new friends as well - they always prove to be a good time for all!

To keep up with Nursery operations, salvage or restoration projects you can sign-up for our Mailchimp updates or view the Thurston Co. Stream Team calendar.

Nursery is located off the corner of RW Johnson Blvd. and 21st Ave. and only open during posted event hours. You will find NPS signs guiding you from the corner into the DOT facility and to our Nursery.