The Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMGA) is hosting a walking tour of the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station (PARS) on July 26, 2:30 pm, with Becky Wiepz, PARS superintendent; and Jamie Patton, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Conservation Service’s state soil health coordinator.
Take your questions and good walking shoes to cover about one and a half miles on gravel roads. The tour will take one to two hours as participants enjoy a leisurely stroll, learn about current research and collaboration efforts, and hear a discussion of small grains, row crops, tart cherries, apples and much more. This research station is one of 12 such UW-Madison stations, but it’s the only one whose primary focus is fruit production.
The Garden Door – DCMGA’s display garden on the PARS property at 4312 Hwy 42, north of Sturgeon Bay – is also a site for the Peninsula School of Art’s Plein Air Festival on July 26, 11 am – 2 pm, so watch the painters and then stay for the tour.
Find out more at dcmga.org.