Learn With Us, February 2021

Durham Garden Forum: “Reptiles & Amphibians in Your Garden” – February 16, 2021, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, via Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

KISS THE GROUND movie – March 1-4
With support from the Kiss the Ground organization, the film will be available through Duke Gardens for 72 hours, followed by the discussion session listed below.

People are calling KISS THE GROUND “The Most Important Film You’ll Ever Watch” — which is a really big claim. But it just may be true. Kiss the Ground is an inspiring and groundbreaking film that reveals the first viable solution to our climate crisis.

Kiss the Ground reveals that, by regenerating the world’s soils, we can completely and rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies. Using compelling graphics and visuals, along with striking NASA and NOAA footage, the film artfully illustrates how, by drawing down atmospheric carbon, soil is the missing piece of the climate puzzle. This movie is positioned to catalyze a movement to accomplish the impossible – to solve humanity’s greatest challenge, to balance the climate and secure our species future.

Kiss the Ground is committed to their mission of awakening people to the possibilities of regeneration, to providing everyone with the pathways to find their unique way forward and the resources to do so. Beyond the film they have published a book, offer stewardship training and resources to farmers and other land stewards and connect people to share knowledge, funding and resources.
Duke Gardens is working with the team at KISS THE GROUND to make the film available to you for a 72-hour period – watch at your own convenience with the link sent on March 1. Then register for the discussion session on March 4 to hear directly from KISS THE GROUND team members and Duke University faculty and staff.
Monday through Thursday, March 1 to 4, watch at your convenience.
Fee: Free to all with registration. (link below)

KISS THE GROUND panel discussion – March 4, 7PM
Online with Kiss the Ground Team Members, Dan Richter, Professor of Soils and Forest Ecology, Duke University and Annabel Renwick, curator The Blomquist Garden of Native plants. Moderated by Kavanah Anderson, Education Program Coordinator.
Each of us has had the opportunity to watch this amazing film and now, to join a panel discussion and Q&A session with members of KISS THE GROUND and Faculty/staff from Duke University. The film, KISS THE GROUND, introduces proven strategies to reverse global warming and presents the research, practice, and hope we need to move forward. Together. The discussion will focus on the relationship between human health, soil health, and planetary health and what each of us can do in our daily lives to nurture a healthy world for future generations.
Fee: Free to all with registration. REGISTRATION LINK:

Bull City Gardener series: The two identical March LIVE workshops, “All About Briggs Ave. Community Garden and Intro to Grafting” will take place on 3/16/21 and 3/21/21. More information and how to register are here: https://durham.ces.ncsu.edu/2021/01/bull-city-gardener-learning-series-live-and-virtual-events/

Small Fruit Workshops – Dates, times, course descriptions, and how to register are here: https://durham.ces.ncsu.edu/2021/01/upcoming-online-workshops-for-small-fruit-growers/

Programming from Sarah P. Duke Gardens: Duke Gardens Winter 2021 Adult Programs – Browse program listings

Events at JC Raulston Arboretum (many are online): https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/calendar/index.php

Follow this link to learn about several NC Cooperative Extension webinars in February that may be of interest to gardeners: