In the Garden: It’s time for Garden Expo, the biggest gardening show in the region

We Inland Northwest gardeners should take a moment to reflect on how lucky we are. Why? We have Garden Expo, the biggest and best annual garden event around. Sponsored by Spokane’s largest garden club, the Inland Empire Gardeners, it takes place at Spokane Community College’s Lair Student Union building on Saturday .

In addition to free admission and parking, the organizers offer interesting and educational demonstrations and seminars throughout the day.

Now in its 22nd year, this event is put on by gardeners, for gardeners. Residents and visitors alike are fortunate that an occasion of this magnitude is even possible.

“The Garden Expo is the brainchild of the Inland Empire Gardeners, a local nonprofit club that organizes the Expo annually for the gardeners of Spokane as a public service,” club president ViAnn Meyer said.

This year’s theme is “A feast for the senses!” which is appropriate when you take in

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Home Depot Expands Industrial Portfolio

Prologues' Hamid Moghadam, Duke Realty's Jim Connor, Home Depot's Edward Decker;  13131 Los Angeles Street in Irwindale (Prologue, Duke Realty, Home Depot, Getty)
Prologues’ Hamid Moghadam, Duke Realty’s Jim Connor, Home Depot’s Edward Decker; 13131 Los Angeles Street in Irwindale (Prologue, Duke Realty, Home Depot, Getty)

Move over, Home Depot is the new belle of the ball for industrial developers.

The Atlanta-based chain, among other home improvement and construction retailers, is absorbing millions of square feet of warehouse space, as it moves to adjust its supply chain and have more goods in storage. And the company has become an attractive tenant for industrial developers, including Prologis, Duke Realty and Clarion Partners.

In Los Angeles and the Inland Empire alone, Home Depot has signed more than 4.5 million square feet worth of industrial leases so far this year, according to public property records reviewed by TRD.

“It speaks to more consumption, more need for floor space and a supply chain issue,” said CBRE’s Daniel de la Paz. “That extra inventory and getting

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