Learn With Us, week of January 17

Native Plants for Your Gardens – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC

Beyond hardiness & seasonal color, native plants work with the insects, birds, amphibians & mammals to make a healthy environment. Add some native to your garden with information from this presentation. Presented by Charlotte Glen, Extension Agent, Agriculture-Horticulture, Chatham County.
$10.00 fee per class or annual membership fee.
No pre-registration necessary.

Tree Care 101 Workshop
Saturday, January 23, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to noon
Northgate Park, 300 W. Club Blvd.

Trees Across Durham is hosting a free tree care workshop to provide volunteers with hands-on experience while planting and tending to the trees along the Ellerbe Creek Stream Restoration Project, which runs through Northgate Park.

Participants will learn about tree planting, pruning, and other tree care topics. They will also discover the critical role played by trees and forests for stream health and water quality. Tools and gloves for the workshop will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own if possible. Participants should also dress appropriately for the weather and bring water to drink.
Workshop partners include Keep Durham Beautiful, City of Durham General Services Department Urban Forestry Division, Durham City-County Sustainability Office, City of
Durham Public Works Department Stormwater & GIS Services Division, and the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Division of Mitigation Services.

For additional information or to register for this workshop, visit the Registration Web page or call (919) 560-7993.
Additional tree planting volunteer events are being held throughout January and February 2016. Information on all upcoming events is available on Greener Durham’s website.

Trees Across Durham is a broad-based partnership dedicated to making Durham a healthier and greener community now and in the future through the planting and protection of trees; the education of tree caretakers and the general public about how to maintain healthy trees; and the measurement and communication of the benefits trees provide to the environment and community.