Crossroads Opens Registration for a Four-session Gardening Class

Crossroads is now taking registrations for the Garden Workshop for Families, a four-session sustainable gardening class which is an outreach of Crossroads at Big Creek, Pat’s Patch Organics, and Master Gardeners of Door County.

Under the guidance of Pat Thorp of Pat’s Patch Organics and Master Gardener volunteer Patsy Stierna, participants will start seeds in the Crossroads greenhouse, discover how to make good garden soil, keep weeds under control, transplant seedlings, and grow their own vegetables.

The materials cost is $15 but each participating family will take home at least $50 worth of plants. This class fills up quickly. Register by emailing [email protected] or calling 920.746.5895. Please provide your name, names/ages of children, your email and phone number. Pay the first night of class, April 11 at 6 pm.

On April 12, naturalist Charlotte Lukes will present her slide program, “Bluebirds of Wisconsin,” explaining how to encourage their breeding success by providing nest boxes and monitoring them. She will show the different types of boxes and how and where to set them up. The program will also discuss the other species which will use the boxes and ways to prevent predators from getting into the nest box. She will tell the statewide success over the past dozen years via the help of the Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin.

Crossroads is a donor-supported environmental center made up of three preserves. The Collins Learning Center is open daily 2-4 pm, but will be closed April 8 and 9. Restrooms and trails will be open.

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