Master Gardeners Host Educational Program

The Door County Master Gardeners Association announces the first in a series of summertime educational events celebrating their free public display garden, The Garden Door. The garden is located on Highway 42 just north of the Highway 42-57 split, on the grounds of the UW Peninsular Agricultural Research Station.

Join the Master Gardeners in the Garden Door on June 12 at 7 pm for a 90-minute program featuring three speakers with presentations that use the garden for demonstrations.

The lineup begins with Jim Baxter who will speak on “What Happens When A Gardener Becomes A Beekeeper.” Baxter is a Master Gardener volunteer who has gardened most of his adult life. Three years ago he became a beekeeper, which has dramatically altered his outlook on gardening. Following Baxter, Karen Kidd will speak on “Navigating A Garden Center.” She is a long-time Master Gardener volunteer who oversees the Door County Master Gardeners’ plant sale and greenhouse production, works part-time at Sunnypoint Gardens and Gift Shop In Egg Harbor. The evening’s final speaker is Tom Luebker who will speak on Growing Strawberries. He is also a Master Gardener volunteer who has spoken frequently at the Crossroads educational series on a variety of gardening and landscaping topics and who has grown and sold strawberries commercially. Luebker’s talk will include a Powerpoint presentation in the classroom at the Research Station adjacent to the Garden Door.

As with almost all of the Door County Master Gardeners’ events, this is free and open to the public. For more information visit

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