The Door County Master Gardener Association (DCMGA, dcmga.org) will host the free lecture “Sanctuary Gardens: Refuge in the City” on April 7, 7 pm, in the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.
Molly Doane, of the University of Illinois-Chicago’s anthropology department, will discuss her research, which explores how migratory human and nonhuman beings learn to grow and flourish in cities of steel and glass. Through the lens of plants, she explores the connections among nature, health and growing roots. Throughout the city, people who are dislodged or in flux – because of changing health, ability, neighborhood or family situation – turn to plants and planting to grow new roots.
Volunteers will treat attendees to terrific snacks, and the event offers a chance to connect with other Door County residents who share an interest in gardening and the environment.