Learn With Us, week of April 19

APRIL 21 – Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show Kit Flynn has a namesake, but it comes with big responsiblities.  Listen as Dan Mason tells us a garden story about Kit’s Circus Wagon. Broadcasts Tuesdays at 2:00pm on WCOM 103.5  Can be heard live or replayed any time at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org


Small Fruits for the Home Garden – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham
Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and grapes – what you need to know to grow your own. Presented by Gina Fernandez, professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University.
$10.00 fee per class or annual membership fee.
Registration required. Contact: durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

APRIL 24– Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show National Arbor Day is April 24, 2015.  The Durham County Master Gardeners have worked with several organizations to give away free tree seedlings to county residents.  Hundreds of individual trees representing about a dozen different varieties which thrive in our area have been made available to home owners.  Lise Jenkins caught up with volunteers working at one of the tree giveaway events and learned that everyone have a favorite tree. Broadcasts Tuesdays at 2:00pm on WCOM 103.5  Can be heard live or replayed any time at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org

Tomatoes & Okra
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Where: Durham Garden Center, 4536 Hillsborough Road, Durham
Growing tomatoes and 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. Presenter: Charles Murphy, Durham County Extension Master Gardener volunteer.
contact: 919-384-7526 or ann3dgc@gmail.com
Sign up at the store, e-mail or by phone
Include the seminar title and full name(s) of persons attending

Backyard Composting – Extension Garden Seminars
Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Durham County Public Library – South Regional Library, 4502 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC
Presented by Rhonda Sherman, Extension Master Gardener volunteer and NCSU Extension Specialist. Discover the basics of successful composting and vermicomposting. Learn how to transform food scraps, leaves, and other organic materials into a nutrient-rich soil conditioner that will benefit your lawn and gardens.
Free/ Registration required.
Contact: Cathy Starkweather, cstarkweather@dconc.gov 919-560-7410