Dig A Little, Learn A Lot
Sept 19, 2015 10 a.m.
Manito Meeting Room - 4 West 21st Ave

Three WSU Spokane County Master Gardeners will discuss the environmental challenges of sustaining healthy soil from a global, regional and backyard viewpoint. Learn why beautiful gardens start with healthy soil and how to improve the soil biology in your landscape.Free and open to public but REGISTER because space is limited. Call 456-8038

Soil Lecture


Manito Park is a dazzling 90 acre city park located on Spokane's South Hill. The Friends of Manito encourage you to experience the many gardens at Manito Park which include the distinguished Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden, the Renaissance style Duncan Garden, the Joel E Ferris Perennial Garden, Rose Hill, the Lilac Garden, Gaiser Conservatory, and the experimental dahlia and iris gardens. There are areas for family gatherings and two separate play areas and a softball field.


Who are The Friends of Manito?

The Friends of Manito is a non-profit group that supports Manito Park by providing funds to improve the park. Since 1990, the group has raised over $700,000 funding over 60 projects, including the lower playground equipment, the Duncan Garden gazebo, the Rose Garden pergolas, the upper park sprinkler system, the "Walk of Hope" sidewalk, and most of the park sign-age to name a few.

The funds are raised through major plant sales. They include the
Garden Expo at the Spokane Community College (May 9, 2015) sponsored by The Inland Empire Garderners ,
Spring Plant Sale
(June 6, 2015), and the Fall Plant Sale
(August 29, 2015)

Approximately 100 volunteers work from February to September to prepare and host these events. We love our volunteers and we thank them for making Manito Park a city jewel.

The Friends of Manito Members receive special discounts at the following businesses.

Alpine Bark Blowing 10%
Home Fires Nursery & Landscape Materials - 10%
Northwest Plant Health Care 10%
Northwest Seed and Pet 15%
Spokane Landscaping 10%
Wittkopf Landscape Supplies 10%

To Join the Friends of Manito call or email us at
Telephone: (509) 456-8038
e-mail: tfm@thefriendsofmanito.org

Send us your email address at tfm@thefriendsofmanito.org to stay current on The Friends of Manito Events.