Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (April 17, 2023) – Learn the pros and cons of straw bale gardening at the upcoming presentation in the Door County Master Gardeners (DCMGA) Educational Lecture Series on Saturday, April 29, at Crossroads at Big Creek, starting at 11 am.
Master Gardener Dora Leonardson will explore reasons to consider this fun and effective gardening method. She will explain the process from spring conditioning of the bales through harvest, as well as a drip watering system to take care of daily watering needs. An experienced straw bale gardener, Dora typically used 24 to 26 bales each season. This year, because the decomposing straw bales have made her soil more suitable for growing, she is cutting back to only 17 bales.
The 2023 DCMGA Educational Lecture Series is being presented with support from the Door County Medical Center. This lecture is presented in collaboration with Door County Seed Library and Crossroads at Big Creek.
The lecture will be offered in-person and is free and open to the public.
About Dora Leonardson: Dora has been a Master Gardener since 2013. She is also a member of the Door County Seed Library (DCSL) and has been on the DCSL Planning Board since its creation in 2019. She is a former member of the Sturgeon Bay Garden Club, where she served as president, vice president and secretary.
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