Learn With Us, Week of March 27

Gardening in Durham for Beginners & Transplants – Everything You Need to Succeed
Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27705, United States

Presented by Gene Carlone, Durham County Extension Master Gardener volunteer.
Understanding Durham’s soil and climate will help you succeed in your garden whether you are a Durham native or a transplant, an experienced gardener or just beginning. Join Gene as he explains the strategies and techniques that are time-tested in Durham and help you take advantage of our year-round growing season.
Free / Registration required.
Contact: 919-668-1707 or e-mail gardenseducation@duke.edu

Duke Gardens Spring Plant Sale – Saturday, April 2, 2016, 8 a.m.-noon.

You’ll find an array of plants ideal for this region, including Duke Gardens plants, trees, shrubs, vines, bulbs, and decorative plant pots. Specialized vendors will join us. And you can get free gardening advice from our staff and master gardeners.

Preview sale: Join Friends of Duke Gardens and you may shop at the preview sale from 4-6 p.m. Friday, April 1, preceding Saturday’s public sale. Non-members may join on site. Your support helps Duke Gardens to thrive with educational programs and award-winning landscapes for visitors from Duke, Durham and around the world to enjoy.

Buses: Please note that due to high traffic volume on this day, we cannot permit bus parking during the plant sale. Admission & parking: Free

Ergonomics for Gardeners: How to help prevent the ‘Oh my aching..feelings’
Sunday, Apr 3, 2016 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Durham County Public Library: 4502 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC

Presented by Charles Murphy and John Harrelson, Durham County Extension Master Gardener volunteers.
This talk discusses “on the job” injuries that gardeners may sustain and steps to help prevent them.
Free/ Registration required.
Register on line at the Durham County website durhamcountylibrary.org Click on ‘Events’ to find the full calendar of events. Go to the date of the class and sign up. You can also call the Information Desk at South Regional Library to register. 919-560-7410