Community Invited to Taste of The Garden Door and Pesto Festo

The Door County Master Gardener Association (DCMGA) will hold the 6th Annual Taste of The Garden Door and Pesto Festo on Sept. 8, 1 – 4 pm, at the Garden Door at the UW Peninsular Agricultural Research Station.

There will be activities in the garden, tastings of Door County’s harvest, a pesto contest, tours, and cooking demonstrations. This event is free and open to the public.

Visitors will enjoy special demonstrations on planting a picture frame garden by Chriss Daubner, making botanical images with Mary Gehm, and herb use by Jane Knappen Cole. Also, local author Lee Somerville, DCMGA volunteer, will sign copies of her new book, Vintage Wisconsin Gardens: A History of Home Gardening.

A silent bid auction of handcrafted white cedar planters and artist painted white cedar tables will take place throughout the afternoon.

Also, all visitors may vote in the Pesto Festo tasting for the “People’s Choice” award. There will also be judged awards for “Most Creative” and “Most Savory.”

For more information about the Pesto Contest, contact Barbara or Doug Henderson at 920.743.9026.

The Garden Door is located at 4312 Highway 42, in Sturgeon Bay. For more information visit