Classes and Lectures, Week of 4/27/14

Thursday, May 1, 2014 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Birds, Bees & Butterflies – Extension Gardener Series
Where:Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States

Invite birds, bees, & butterflies into your garden. Hear fun facts, along with how to provide their landscape needs both city and country home owners.  Shared too, are environmental practices for a safe habitat in your yards.  Taught by Master Gardeners Faye McNaull and Lynne Nelson. Class is free/ registration is required. Contact Sara Smith at 919-668-1707  or

Saturday, May 3, 2014 10:00am – 11:00am
Growing Tomatoes and Okra
Where: Durham Garden Center, 4536 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC (Map)

Growing tomatoes & okra are Southern traditions. Come and learn how to grow these two staples of the Southern Garden. This seminar will also include advice on how to modify Durham’s soil for success in the garden. Taught by Master Gardener Charles Murphy. Class is free/Registration is required. 919-384-7526

Saturday, May 3, 2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Simple Drip Irrigation for Container Gardens
Where: North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road, Durham, NC (Map)

Reduce watering chores by installing a simple drip irrigation system. Class is free/registration in required. Shelley Geyer 919-560-0237