Learn With Us, week of Feb. 1, 2015

Tuesday, Feb. 3 Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show  – Broadcasts Tuesdays at 2:00pm on WCOM 103.5  Can be heard live or replayed any time at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org
Understanding Soils – Complete Extension Gardener Series
Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where:Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC
Good healthy soil provides a foundation for growing healthy plants. Learn more about soils and amendments to help you create the environment you need to grow plants well.
Free/ Registration required.
contact: Pana Jones – prjones2@ncsu.edu 919-560-0525
At Sarah P. Duke Gardens:

Thursday, Feb. 5 from 11 am – noon
Walk on the Wild Side
Stefan Bloodworth, curator, or Annabel Renwick, horticulturist, Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, Duke Gardens
Explore wild North Carolina in these seasonal walks through the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants on the first Thursday of every month.
Thursdays, Feb. 5, 11 am-noon

Location: meet at the Blomquist Garden entrance
Participant limit: 15
Fee per date: $7; Gardens members $5
Pre-registration required. Parking fees apply.
Call 919-668-1707 to register


Saturday, Feb. 7, select from two sessions
Mushroom Logs
Andy Currin, avid vegetable gardener and Duke University campus horticulturist

Enjoy fresh shitake mushrooms grown in your own garden! Each participant will be supplied with a 12” section of log, pre-drilled and ready to “plant” with mushrooms. Andy will take you through the process of seeding the log, sealing it with wax, and then maintaining it for the six months it will take to grow your first crop of mushrooms. Each log should produce mushrooms for several years.

Section a: Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 am-noon
Section b: Saturday, Feb. 7, 1-3 pm
Participant limit: 15
Fee: $35; Gardens members $30
Registration required; please call 919-668-1707.