Door County Master Gardeners Association Presents Two Programs

The Door County Master Gardeners announced their schedule of 2011 Continuing Education Programs, two of which are coming up in February.

The first Continuing Education Program of 2011 will be held on Feb. 9 at 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek. The two part program, “Ponds-Create a Paradise” and “Harvesting the Rain to Help You Go Green,” features local waterscape experts Paul and Justine Mancheski of Waterscapes Design. The first segment will introduce the many ways gardeners can incorporate water into their home landscapes. Participants will learn about how water transforms a garden, while debunking some common myths about home ponds. The second part of this program will focus on the landscaping alternatives which incorporate both water features and a revolutionary system for capturing and reusing rainwater.

On Feb. 15 the Master Gardeners Association will present “Native Landscaping: Why and How” with Cliff Orsted of Door Landscape. This free program will take place at the Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay at 7 pm. This program will be of interest to gardeners who want to bring a natural landscape into their outdoor living spaces and to those who desire to increase plant, animal, bird and insect biodiversity on their properties. Participants will learn about building healthy soil and how to create landscapes that utilize reduced amounts of pesticides and fertilizers.

For more information contact Bill and Sarah Freyman at 920.868.1749 or via email at [email protected].