Join us for our second annual No Mow May!
Together with Lawrence University and 25 cities across Wisconsin, the Village of Egg Harbor Green Tier Taskforce invites you to park your mower and feed the first pollinators of the season.
The initiative, kicked off by Lawrence in 2019 has been scientifically proven to grow the bee population five-fold and triple biodiversity among bees.
Participants agree to register their lawn here, commit to leaving at least 75% of their lawn uncut until the fourth week of May*, and proudly post a No Mow May Sign in their front yard. Extra points for sharing photos via email by sending them to: firstname.lastname@example.org or, download the free, iNaturalist App and
After signing up, you are welcome to visit the Kress Pavilion Maker Space and decorate your sign!
May 4th | 7PM | Kress Pavilion Great Hall
Honey bees and bumble bees are common and recognizable, but Wisconsin is home to a diverse array of nearly 500 bee species. This presentation will take a close look at the daily lives of Wisconsin’s many busy bees and the roles they play in the ecosystem.
This is a FREE, virtual and in person hosted by the Village of Egg Harbor and Door County Master Gardeners.
About the Speaker:
Patrick Liesch, Entomology Extension Specialist, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences l Department of Entomology
Patrick (PJ) Liesch is a statewide entomology specialist and director of the University of Wisconsin Insect Diagnostic Lab (IDL). Every year, the IDL handles over 2,400 insect identification requests from Wisconsin’s farmers, private industry, university and government agencies, the general public, and other groups. PJ also provides entomology-related outreach throughout the state, including regular appearances on Wisconsin Public Radio.
May 12th | 1PM | Kress Pavilion Great Hall -kresspavilion.org/buzzaboutbees
Learn about bees, the workings of a beehive and the importance of pollination. The program will include a documentary, a meet and greet with a bee keeper, products of the hive and honey tastings. Hosted by the Egg Harbor Library!
June 1st and 2nd | Kress Pavilion Great Hall -kresspavilion.org/dandelion
Proceeds benefit Village of Egg Harbor’s Green Tier Initiatives
As a cap off to Village of Egg Harbor’s No Mow May, you are invited to join Herbalist, David LaLuzerne for a delicious event to celebrate the humble dandelion. Often viewed as a pesky weed, the dandelion is chock full of vitamins and minerals.
In a five-course meal, attendees will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, soup, quiche, greens, and dessert – with dandelion at the center of each dish. The meal will be accompanied by dandelion wine, tea and a side of dandelion lore.
The event, which has happened just three times in Door County, will have an added element for foraging enthusiasts and home cooks. A limited number of guests will be invited to participate in the foraging and have a hands-on cooking experience guided by LaLuzerne on June 1. They will be invited back the following day to wrap up the workshop. That night to enjoy the fruits of their labor and take in the presentation.
Those who wish to just experience the dinner are able to purchase a dinner-only ticket.
Dandelion pesto on a cracker with smoked fish served with dandelion wine
Ramp and Potato Soup
Dandelion quiche with bacon
Stir-fried dandelion greens and fresh thyme with cherry balsamic vinegar
Dandelion blossom cake, roasted dandelion root tea
Foraging & Dandelion Dinner Ticket: (limited to 6)
June 1, 10 am-4 pm: Meet David for dandelion picking at a secret location, followed by preparation and class at the Kress Pavilion | June 2: Noon-4 pm: Final dinner preparation and education wrap up.
June 2: 6-8 pm: Dinner in the Kress Pavilion Great Hall
Ticket: $100 – includes a two-day workshop for one and dandelion dinner for two
Dandelion Dinner Only Ticket: (limited to 20)
June 2, 6-8 pm: Dinner in the Kress Pavilion Great Hall
Ticket: $40 – includes dandelion dinner
To purchase tickets, visit: doorcountytickets.com or call 920.868.3334 ext. 3
About David LaLuzerne,Herbal Pharmacist:
Dave LaLuzerne was born with a green spark in his heart. (Interestingly, his last name is the French word for alfalfa.) Nurtured through pharmacy school and many years as an herbal pharmacist in his own Madison herb shops, he now finds his passion is educating people about the numerous and wondrous ways to use herbs for our health and well-being. He and his wife own Lynn’s Pottery in Ellison Bay and he is on the steering committee of Climate Change Coalition, Door Community Compost Initiative, and is one of the leading forces behind the annual Every Day is Earth Day Festival.
Look for the “No Mow May Egg Harbor” project on the INaturalist app and post your observations!