Learn With Us, Week of 2/19

Ergonomic Gardening & Tools / Durham Garden Forum
Tue 2/21 6:30pm – 8pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC
Gardening is the number one pastime in the U.S. More than 400,000 outdoor garden tool-related injuries are treated in emergency rooms each year. Durham County Extension Master Gardeners; John and Charles will discuss ways to protect yourself from potential gardening hazards.
Presented by John Harrelson & Charles Murphy, Durham County Extension Master Gardeners
Lecture Fee: Forum Members Free with $25.00 Annual Membership
$10.00 fee per class for Non-Members, payable to Durham Garden Forum
No pre-registration necessary. Free parking after 5:00 pm

Where: Doris Duke Center
Contact: durhamgardenforum@gmail.com


Carrying On: Garden Maintenance
Feb 23, 2017,  6:30 to 8 pm – Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Presentation by Kit Flynn

To garden is to weed: There is no other way around weeding, but there are tricks to the trade and it is possible to cut down on the number of weeds, without resorting to chemicals. Other important garden maintenance tasks, such as dead heading, dividing, and light pruning will also be discussed.

Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St., Durham, N.C., 27708-0341.
Free. Registration required. Call (919) 668-1707 or email: gardenseducation@duke.edu


Cold Hardy Vegetables and How to Grow Them
Feb 25, 2017, 10 am to noon
For Garden’s Sake Nursery,9197 NC Hwy 751, Durham NC, 27713

Presentation by Charles Murphy
Yes, we can grow roots and shoots in the cool seasons here. Our growing season extends from March through November, and sometimes into early December. That means we can grow fresh vegetables for those early spring salads and for the Thanksgiving table. Durham County Extension Master Gardener Charles Murphy recommends some reliable choices and how to planting techniques for both early and late season gardens.

Free. Requires registration. To register, email ann@fgsnursery.com or call 919-484-9759