Explore the interactive renewable energy exhibits, discover the secrets of the solar panels, experience the full power of the sun as it melts metal, and meet our pet fire breathing dragon!
Get under the hood of the coolest sustainable cars, like a wood powered truck, compressed air powered car, or the first mass produced electric car.
Experience various green construction methods — such as Strawbale, Cordwood, Earthship, SIP — and natural ways to keep your home warm or cool.
Greenspark project, as you see it now, is a culmination of five years of research and planning. Over that period we have looked at hundreds of properties, built a number of complicated spreadsheets, received great advice from countless people, and documented the best exhibit ideas. Now, finally, we are ready to make it happen. An idea to create a place for people to experience all aspects of sustainable living is rapidly becoming a reality. During the summer of 2015, we found a property that satisfied all our requirements and in March 2016 we bought it. We engaged a local engineering company to help us with a site plan and with the permits. With their help, we received the necessary permits.
A little over a year later, in October 2017, we opened our doors. Please come visit!
We purchased land and received all permits. We built a 20 lot parking space. We also built an off-grid solar powered Welcome Center and exhibit pavilions.
All exhibits have been designed and many have been purchased and ready to be assembled. Coming in 2018.
We built a Cordwood and a Straw Bale exhibits. We broke ground on construction of EarthBag and EarthShip exhibits. Sign up to our newsletter to get involved.
Come see a solar-human hybrid ELF, a first modern mass produced electric car, called ComutaCar, a sailing trike called Whike, a demo biodiesel setup and a wood gasifier.
Support GreenSpark's mission to inspire local and global communities to adapt current green technologies through interactive hands-on experiences.
August and September workshops & events
Dear friends of GreenSpark, We’ve just published a list of upcoming workshops and events which will take place at GreenSpark in the coming months. Our Sustainable Arts series will start with a DIY pottery workshop. It will go over two Saturday mornings, and is a fun way for the families to explore the origins of Read more about August and September workshops & events[…]
Guided tours this weekend 10/21-22
Join our guided tours at GreenSpark on Saturday and Sunday, Oct 21-22. During your visit you will learn about and see our Sustainable Transportation vehicles and Green Building exhibits. Our tours will depart from the Welcome Center every hour starting 11am. Adults $12, guests under 16 are free. Discount for bicyclists.
GreenSpark is OPEN
Do you want to see the first modern mass produced Electric Car? How about BioDiesel, wood gasifier or Cordwood exhibits? Your wait is over: GREENSPARK IS NOW OPEN!!! This is a soft opening, and we’ll only stay open until early to middle November, depending on the weather – so please come visit the park soon! Read more about GreenSpark is OPEN[…]
Flywheel Bicycle exhibit at GreenSpark
There is a new exhibit at GreenSpark: a flywheel bicycle with regenerative braking. When braking, this bike reclaims and stores the energy of forward momentum into the spinning flywheel, to help make it easier to accelerate after a stop. This design uses a NuVinci Continuously Variable Transmission to direct the power to / from the Read more about Flywheel Bicycle exhibit at GreenSpark[…]
Please meet our Citicar EV
We are happy to announce that we procured a new exhibit for our Sustainable Garage exhibit. Please meet America’s first mass produced electric car, called Citicar. It was manufactured in the 1980 in Florida by the company called Sebring-Vanguard. An estimated 4100 vehicles were made between 1975 and 1981. Until surpassed by Nissan Leaf and Read more about Please meet our Citicar EV[…]
Straw Bale building exhibit at GreenSpark
In the middle of September we’ve added a second exhibit to the Green Building section. This exhibit features strawbale as a building technique. Straw bales can be used as in-fill for the timber frame, or even on certain occasions as a weight bearing wall. In our case, for demonstration purposes only, we made this sample Read more about Straw Bale building exhibit at GreenSpark[…]
Addition to the Green Building section: Cordwood
Earlier this summer we’ve added a first exhibit to the Green Building section. Welcome cordwood, a building method that takes advantage of any available wood pieces, as long as they are all the same length. In our case, for demonstration purposes only, we made this wall 8″ thick. In case of a real house, it Read more about Addition to the Green Building section: Cordwood[…]