Master Gardener Seminars

Crossroads at Big Creek’s programs continue into the fall with the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS), the Door County Master Gardeners, and the Wild Ones of Door County.

On Nov. 3, 9 am–2 pm, the Door County Master Gardener Association will look back into history during their 2018 Fall Garden Seminar. The programs are “A Passion for Heirlooms-Creating Historical Gardens,” presented by Marcia Carmichael, author and the historical garden coordinator from Old World Wisconsin, and “Potatoes, Petunias, and Patriotism: Wisconsin Victory Gardens,” presented by Lee Sommerville, a landscape historian and author.

To attend both presentations and enjoy a box lunch, the cost is $35. Pre-registration and lunch payment is required by contacting Bill or Sarah Freyman at 920.868.1749.

Friends of Crossroads will meet Nov. 5, 6:30 pm, to plan the festivities for the holiday season and discuss projects for the coming year. Volunteers and potential volunteers are invited to join. Meet in the lower level of the Collins Learning Center.

On Nov. 6 DPAS will gather for its monthly meeting. The meeting features “Colonizing Mars,” presented by Cody Schwartze, who recently interned at SpaceX. He will discuss the SpaceX plans for colonizing Mars. Visitors are encouraged to attend. Meet at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center.

The Wild Ones comes to Crossroads on Nov. 8 at 7 pm for “The Importance of Native Plants in Home Landscapes,” with Justin Kroening, owner of Stone Silo Prairie Gardens in DePere. He will discuss the use of native species in home landscapes.

Crossroads at Big Creek is a donor-supported learning center made up of three preserves. The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2–4:30 pm daily and during scheduled activities.

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