Free and Open to the Public
Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (February 8, 2022) – Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMGA) is bringing back its popular gardening education series that has been on hiatus since early 2020 because of the pandemic. The first lecture, “Awesome Annuals with Pollinator Potential”, will be presented via Zoom on February 22 and features Mark Dwyer, landscape consultant and former Director of Horticulture at the Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, WI. Supporting local pollinators is becoming more popular and essential with all the challenges of modified habitats, climate changes and excessive chemical use. Mark will focus on a wide range of seasonal plants for garden beds, borders and containers that both add a colorful punch to the landscape and can be “pollinator magnets” as well.
The first lecture in the series is sponsored jointly by DCMGA and Crossroads at Big Creek. There will be an in-person viewing of the Zoom lecture at Crossroad from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Masking and social distancing will be required. Those who would prefer to watch the program at home can request a Zoom link from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put the letters DCMGA in the subject line. A handout will be available in advance listing all the plants covered in the presentation.
Additional programs planned for the 2022 DCMGA series, which may be presented either in person or via Zoom, include:
· “Buffalo Bird Woman’s World” by Frank Kutka, faculty member of College of Menominee Nation, on March 24
· “Door County Wildflowers – Weeds & Seeds” by local naturalist Charlotte Lukes on April 5
· “Invasive Jumping Worms – The Impact of a New Soil Invader” by Brad Herrick, ecologist and research program manager at the UW-Madison Arboretum on April 26
· “Prairie Plants for Urban and Suburban Gardens” by Neil Diboll, internationally known expert in native plant ecology, on May 3
About Door County Master Gardeners
The Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMGA) was founded in 1995 to provide horticulture related services to the community. Master Gardener Volunteers maintain The Garden Door, sponsor free educational programs, provide answers to residents’ horticulture questions and provide outreach to youth and not-for-profit organizations throughout the county. For more information, go to http://www.dcmga.org/