Classes and Presentations, Week of 5/12 – 5/18, 2104

Garden Room Development – Extension Gardener Series
Thursday, May 15, 2014 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States

Design an outdoor space that extends your home. Taught by Durham county Extension Horticulturist, Michelle Wallace. Class is free/ registration is required. Sara Smith 919-668-1707

Summer Southern Favorites: Tomatoes & Okra
Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:00am – 11:00am
Where:Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701

You know it’s officially summer when you harvest your first, sweet, juicy home-grown tomato and sit down to a plate of fried okra. Yum!

Join the Durham Co. Extension Master Gardeners for a FREE 1-hour talk on all the tips and tricks to growing your best ever crop of tomatoes & okra this summer on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10-11 a.m. at the Durham County Cooperative Extension Office, 721 Foster Street, Durham NC 27701.

Now that the danger of frost is well-past, it’s time to get your tomatoes and okra plants in the ground! You’ll get many ideas on the best tomato varieties to grow (for slicing, for salsa, for sauces, for sandwiches) and the most tender & productive okra varieties.

This FREE program is open to the public; all are welcome to attend. Please pre-register with Pana Jones at the Extension Office by calling 919-560-0525 or send an email to:

Simple Drip Irrigation for Container Gardens
Sunday, May 18, 2014 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: South Regional Library, 4505 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC, United States

Reduse watering chores by installing a simple drip irrigation system. Class is free/registration is required. Cathy Starkweather 919-560-7410