Learn With Us, week of Feb. 22

Feb. 24  – Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show   Heavy rains produce water that is not absorbed by our yards and, instead, flows into the stormwater system.  The velocity of this water sweeping through the stormwater system and into local streams erodes stream banks and carries street pollutants and sediment.  Lise Jenkins interviews several of the people volunteering their time to help minimize the problem and protect our water supply.   Broadcasts Tuesdays at 2:00pm on WCOM 103.5  Can be heard live or replayed any time at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org

Plant Disease – Complete Extension Gardener Series

Tuesday, 2/24 6-8PM Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NCWhat’s wrong with my plants? Gain a better understanding of the disease triangle as well as learn the difference between signs verses symptoms of problematic plants. No sure what’s wrong with that plant? Learn how to narrow down the possibilities.
Free/ Registration required.
contact: Pana Jones – prjones2@ncsu.edu 919-560-0525

Bulletproof Plants: Tough Nuts for the Landscape- Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 6:30pm – 8:00pm (rescheduled from 2/17)
Where: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States
Presented by Bryce Lane, two-time Emmy Award winning television personality, retired Horticulture teacher at NCSU, and an accomplished garden speaker. $10.00 fee per class or Annual Membership fee.Registration required, contact durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Rain Gardens – Extension Garden Seminars Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 3:00pm – 4:30pm Durham County Public Library, South Regional Library, 4502 South Alston Avenue

A rain garden allows water to percolate down into the ground slowly, recharging your ground water and minimizing the amount of soil and fertilizer that would otherwise be lost through runoff. Explore the beauty and functionality of rain gardens with Master Gardener Volunteers Georganne Sebastian and Darcey Martin. They will discuss the where, why, and wow of water conservation through residential rain gardens
Free/Registration required: Cathy Starkweather, cstarkweather@dconc.gov 919-560-7410