Historical Gardens at Crossroad at Big Creek

The Door County Master Gardener Association (DCMGA) announces its Fall Garden Seminar, featuring two speakers, Marcia Carmichael and Lee Sommerville. Join for a fun and informative program on Nov. 3 at Crossroads at Big Creek. The day begins with registration and coffee at 9 am and ends by 2 pm. The program breaks in the middle for a box lunch.  

A Passion for Heirlooms: Creating Historical Gardens,” presented by Marcia Carmichael, speaks of the rich ethnic diversity of Wisconsin’s early settlers, their treasured plants, and their gardening traditions. As the historical gardens coordinator at Old World Wisconsin, she exercises her passion for historical accuracy and enjoys the research as much as the design, creation, and nurturing of the museum’s heritage gardens.

“Potatoes, Petunias and Patriotism: WWII Victory Gardens,” presented by Lee Sommerville, traces the rise of community gardening during the 20th century. Sommerville is a landscape historian, and the author of Vintage Wisconsin Gardens: A History of Home Gardening.

The public may register to attend this event beginning Oct.15. The cost of the program is $35, which includes a box lunch. Choose either a turkey, ham or veggie wrap, that comes with celery sticks, carrots and a cookie. Apple cider, cranberry juice, water and coffee are provided. To attend the seminar, contact Bill or Sarah Freyman at 920.868.1749 or [email protected]. Fees are due by Oct. 26.

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