Heirloom Garden Month HEIRLOOM GARDEN MONTH Get your hands dirty and help us tend and harvest our historical gardens, weave garden fences, paint pictures of botanicals, taste the lineage of fresh heirloom vegetables and herbs and more as we celebrate our gardening heritage during heirloom garden month! ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIESTasting and Cooking Demonstrations – all month long Join us as we harvest fruit, vegetables, and herbs from the garden and transform them in to dishes in our immigrant kitchens. Taste freshly picked produce and pick up historic recipes cards to inspire your own culinary adventures at home. Tend the Garden Paths Aug. 1 & 5, 1:30 pm 1860s German Immigrant Farm Hands of all sizes can join in as we work together to spread the sawdust that keeps down weeds and brings order to the blooms. Help Weave A Garden Fence Aug. 10-14 1870s German Immigrant Farm Help weave the walls of our garden and watch as your handiwork becomes part of Old World Wisconsin’s architecture for years to come! Botanical Paintings Monday-Thursdays. Starting Aug. 6 1900s School House Try your hand at a watercolor or pencil drawing inspired by the teaching gardens at the school. The Magic of Bees Aug. 6 & 16 1860s German Immigrant Farm Learn about how bees make honey, how people collect it, and taste local honeys for yourself. Button-Hole Bouquets August 14, 16, 21 and 23 Yankee Home, Crossroads Village Create your own Button-Hole Bouquets and learn about the meaning of different plants and find the perfect mix of scent, symbolism, and beauty. Gardening with Animal Manure Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 12-3 pm Next to the General Store, Crossroads Village Become a manure-connoisseur and learn about how you can use animal manures in your own garden. Dyeing with Plants August 4, 11, 18, 25, 12-3 pm 1860s Norwegian Immigrant Farm Help grind and simmer, dip and dry as we take humble garden plants and simple wool and transform them into a rainbow of colored yarns.