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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo tests the limits of low-water use landscaping

City Green Bag Lunch-n-Learn March 21

Colorado Springs’ semi-arid climate and finite water resources mean low-water use plants are a primary component of sustainable landscaping. On Wednesday, March 21, 2012, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Horticultural Curator Frank Haas will share the plants that the zoo is testing in dryland and no-water trial gardens and their results so far.

The lunch-n-learn runs over the noon lunch hour, from 12:11 to 12: 49 p.m., at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada, in Suite 102. Attendees are encouraged to bring and enjoy their lunches during the presentation. Those who come have the opportunity to win a door prize tote bag made from reused City banners. 

Each month, the City Office of Innovation and Sustainability sponsors a lunch-n-learn topic on an environmental issue. Questions? Contact City of Colorado Springs Sustainability Coordinator Carrie McCausland, 719-385-CSGN (2746) or