Door County Master Gardeners Announce Continuing Education Programs

The Door County Master Gardeners announce the first two 2013 Continuing Education Programs: “Introspective on Lawn Care” with Jack ‘JP’ Peterson and “A History of Gardens and Landscapes” with Kathleen Blankenburg.

“Introspective on Lawn Care” on Jan. 22 traces the social and biological history of lawns, reviews chemical solutions to common pests and lawn problems, considers organic solutions for those same problems, and introduces some alternatives to using turf grass.

Peterson, a landscape designer and maintenance operations manager for Lakeshores Landscape and Design in Carlsville, has an associate degree in landscape horticulture from NWTC and is a certified pesticide applicator.

Blankenburg will take the audience time travelling in “A History of Gardens and Landscapes,” on Jan. 29. Gardens and landscapes beginning with the Garden of Eden will be explored. Along the way, common gardening themes and cross-cultural features will be discovered.

Blankenburg is owner of The Gardening Angel, a garden design firm located in Door County specializing in small space/raised beds and accessible gardens for individuals with physical disabilities. She also teaches the Horticulture Certificate program for NWTC in Sturgeon Bay.

These programs are free and open to the public. Both programs begin at 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek, located at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay.