Enter to win in xeriscape contest

The Learning Garden is sponsoring a contest of landscaping solutions that demonstrate water conservation, fire protection, and creativity.

A xeriscape landscape

The Learning Garden is sponsoring a contest of local landscaping solutions that demonstrate water conservation, fire protection, creativity and beauty.

If you or a neighbour have converted a significant area of yard into an attractive xeriscaped solution (a style of landscape design requiring little or no irrigation or other maintenance—used in arid and fire-prone regions) please enter our contest.

All qualifying entries will be recorded by Peter Kalasz, a local professional photographer, then displayed to the public in gallery 2 for public viewing and judging. Each entry will receive a mounted photograph of their project.

Prizes include a $250 cash first prize, a public’s choice prize and two random draw prize winners drawn at random from all remaining entries. Prizes donated by Grand Forks Credit Union, Grand Forks Fire/Rescue and the City of Grand Forks. All four winners will be featured in a full-page spread in the Gazette, and be given an option to collaborate on a “water-wise” garden design that will be constructed at the Learning Garden.

You will, most importantly, be contributing to a community awareness of xeriscaping possibilities, the responsible use of our purified city water, showcasing a reliable solution to fire protective landscaping, beautifying the City of Grand Forks …and educating others on effective landscape solutions for hot and dry climates.

Enter to win. Open to any significant xeriscape project within the City of Grand Forks. Contest closes June 16.

Entry forms are available at the Gazette or by email: petermatheson3@gmail.com. Winners drawn and announced at gallery 2 on June 25.

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