Master Gardeners Host Program on “Holistic Garden Design”

The Door County Master Gardeners Association announces a free public continuing education program featuring Mark Konlock, director of horticulture at Green Bay Botanical Garden, who will present “Holistic Garden Design” on April 17, 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay.

When designing home landscapes, gardeners can and should consider the larger ecosystem of the neighborhood and community. Animals and plants in an ecosystem have evolved to be dependent on each other. By choosing native plant varieties, gardeners are also choosing plants that will support the most wildlife. Learn how to blend native plants into home gardens to create a sustainable habitat.

Konlock holds bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and horticulture from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. He took his current position of Director of Horticulture at Green Bay Botanical Garden in 2005. During his tenure the garden has expanded by 11.5 acres and increased the plant population by 3,750 taxa and almost 62,750 plants.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information visit


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