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Posted on: September 21, 2016

[ARCHIVED] 20th Anniversary of The Green Zone


Come celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Green Zone on September 21 from 4pm-6pm with refreshments, a tree planting and raffle prizes!
There are several outdoor displays that demonstrate:
- Water conservation with a xeriscaping (drought-tolerant) landscape design Energy conservation with an alternative lighting display
- Waste reduction with a compost area and through the use of varied recycled materials throughout the area
- Proper street tree selection with a demonstration of space and width requirements that trees need at maturity; displays of suitable street trees of varying sizes and species
- Plant-friendly pathways with permeable pavers that allow for foot, vehicle and bicycle traffic while letting water percolate to the ground below
- Pollinator Habitat (coming soon!)

The Green Zone is an outdoor public learning center that made its debut at the 1996 Spokane County Interstate Fair. Located on a two-acre parcel between the Spokane Conservation District and the WSU-Spokane County Extension Office at 222 North Havana Street, the permanent location was decided on in 1997.

The WSU-Spokane County Extension Office houses several offices, including the Master Gardener Clinic, which offers an Indoor Resource Center and Master Gardener volunteers to assist with plant care and pest management issues.

The hours for the Indoor Resource Center and the Master Gardener Clinic can vary seasonally and are typically Monday - Thursday from 9am-3pm, and Friday from 9am-1pm. It is best to call ahead at 477-2048. Questions about the Green Zone can be directed to Stacey Selcho at 535-7274 ext. 217 or [email protected].

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