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Green Scene celebrated during the set-up week of the plant sale Thursday May 12th From 3pm to 6pm and we want thank All Members passed and present who came and helped us make this party a success. Fun was had by all!  Watch for pictures to come soon!

Our Newest volunteers to the Plant Sale!
  Sunny the Service Dog
 Miss Adelyn

Special Thank You To:

ConAgra Foods, of Waterloo, was the recipient of the "Sustainable Development Award" this Spring. Their cash award amounted to $5,000 and the ConAgra Foods Foundation of Omaha, Nebraska donated it, in full, to Green Scene. This donation will result in many more trees to be planted within Black Hawk County. We thank ConAgra Foods for their generous donation as it will continue to help Green Scene "Plant Today for a Greener Tomorrow."


Our Past

Green Scene is a nonprofit, volunteer organization whose primary mission is providing trees for planting in public areas within Black Hawk County, Iowa. Through our educational programs, symposia, and our involvement with schools, we educate the public about trees and horticulture. We began in 1976 in response to an outbreak of Dutch Elm disease in our area. Today, as a result of income raised through our annual May plant sale, we sponsor tree plantings throughout the county. Our major projects include Arbor Day celebrations, county beautification projects, and street tree planting programs. Over the last 30 years, we've raised close to a million dollars for these efforts.

Our Present

You can subscribe to our newsletter, published twice yearly, by becoming a member.  

Our Future

Friday April 29, 2016Arbor Day Plant a Tree! 

Saturday, March 5, 2016: The Green Scene Symposium -8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Waterloo Center for the Arts

Saturday, May 14, 2016: The Green Scene Plant Sale at Cattle Congress in Waterloo with the Ag Building open for Volunteers set-up and plant donations from 10 am to 7 pm Monday May 9th to Thursday May 12th. The Volunteer sale for volunteers who put in 6 hours of time during this week including helping the dig team dig for donations will be held Friday from 2 pm to 4 pm., Nonmember volunteers will be allowed to purchase $25.00 worth of plants and member volunteers who work at least 6 hours prior to the sale will be allowed to purchase their plants with the condition of limiting themselves to 1 of each variety and The Plant sale committee reserves the right to hold some portion of new and popular varieties until the "Membership Pre-sale" on Friday Evening 6 pm to 8 pm. This part of the sale is a benefit of becoming a member of Green Scene. Dues for membership start at a minimum of $10.00. (See Membership) The sale is open to the public on Saturday 9 a.m to noon or when the plants sell out which ever happens first some come early to get the best deals.