Crossroads Shares Bounty from the Gardens

At Crossroads at Big Creek, the vivid shrubs and vines of October are surpassed only by the colors in the Heritage Garden in The Historical Village. And the colors in the garden are no accident.

The members of the Sturgeon Bay Home and Garden Club and Master Gardeners have been harvesting tomatoes, peppers and potatoes which they donate to Feed my People and Lakeshore CAP.

They don’t share every flower or vegetable – the very best and brightly colored specimens are carefully saved and their seeds collected. This is how a heritage garden works – seeds are saved year to year, from generation to generation. And each year, the garden seems more beautiful than then last, with the plants inheriting their traits from their parent plants.

Crossroads is offering a chance to learn more about gardens and shrubs this week on Saturday, October 3. The Wild Ones of Door County will offer a walking lecture called “Leaves and Berries – Selecting Shrubs for Wildlife.” Members of this group, led by Cliff Orsted, will share their wealth of knowledge about native plants.

On Sunday, October 4, the Door County Historical Society will hold a Hymn Sing in the Crossroads Chapel at 1:30 pm. The event will be led by Don Heeringa, with Evelyn Mueller on the pump organ. The organ initially belonged to the Ephraim Moravian Church and is on loan from the Ephraim Historical Foundation. Participants will join in familiar hymns from the 1880-1910 period.

For more information on Crossroads programs, call 920.746.5895.