Green Home and Garden Tour set for this weekend

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Two businesses, two homes, two gardens and a government building are among the stops for this weekend’s annual Green Home and Garden Tour.

A daylong fair will take place at Walla Walla Community College’s Water and Environmental Center on Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors and informational booths will be set up. Food will be available for purchase, and free kids activities will be offered. That includes a workshop presented by Home Depot, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

At registration, a tour booklet with maps and directions will lead the way to seven other locations, where guests on a self-guided tour can see sustainable practices in play. Tour sites will be open and staffed from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m.

Among the featured exhibits at the Water Center: Traveling Renewable Energy Kiosk, presented by Franklin PUD, demonstrating alternative energy components in a home-like setting. Seattle Tiny Homes will be onsite, as will Pacific Power, Cascade Natural Gas, Washington State University Master Gardeners, Blue Mountain Wildlife, Allegro Cyclery, Earthlight Books and more. Heating and air, insulation, solar, and window and door vendors will be there, too, as will the Sustainable Living Center’s resident energy expert, Dave Dahlin. For more information call 524-5218 or visit sustainablelivingcenter.com.

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