Educational Opportunities, week of September 29

SEPTEMBER 30 – Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show: Planting Trees, Tools, William Bartram Lives.  Our host, Harold Johnson, brings us up to date.  The Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy, is digging holes in his yard, Lise Jenkins finds out more about tools, and meets 18th century plant hunter William Bartram. Broadcasts Tuesdays at 2:00pm on WCOM 103.5  Can be heard live or replayed any time at

965af51ff556b6a46bf0f65f23a45149J.D. Sutton as William Bartram, Plant Collector (1739-1823)

Information session for 2015 Master Gardener Training
Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Where:Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC
Have you considered becoming a Durham County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer? Attendance at one of the information sessions is a requirement to apply for the training program. Free/ Registration is required. 919-560-0525

Backyard Composting
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 10:00am – 11:30am
Where:Durham Garden Center, 4536 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC
Discover the basics of successful composting. learn how to transform food scraps. leaves & other organic materials into a nutrient-rich soil conditioner that will benefit your lawn & garden. Presented by Rhonda Sherman, Extension Specialist in the Dept. of Biological & Agricultural Engineering at NC State University, Durham County Extension Master Gardener.
Class is free / registration is required
Contact: Ann 919-384-7526