Learn with Us

September, 2023

September marks the end of summer (even though it is still hot!) and an opportunity to expand your gardening knowledge and learn new skills. Here are a few ideas:

Tree Keepers are volunteers who have the knowledge and skill to serve as a leader in tree planting and tree care. The class takes place over 4 Saturdays beginning September 9th. The series is taught by our own Ashley Troth, Durham County Extension Agent and Katie Levin, an ISA board certified Master Arborist. For more information:  https://durham.ces.ncsu.edu/2023/08/become-a-tree-keeper-2023/

When: Saturday, September 9th 10 am-2pm

Where: 1314 Briggs Avenue, Durham, NC 27703

Awesome Vegetable and Herb Plant Sale ($3 for a 4-pack); Free Compost & Seed Giveaway; Winter Garden Demonstrations; and Ask a Master Gardener, plus a great Raffle!

Remember to Bring Cash or Checks!


Sep 9th

2 p.m.  – 3:30 p.m.

People are invited to bring and swap: annuals, perennials, houseplants, seeds, or vegetable starts.  Website: durhamcountylibrary.org

September 19

2023 Keynote Speaker and Plant Swamp

Duke Gardens Doris Duke Center

The plant swap will be from 6-7 pm and the keynote will begin at 7 pm.

Bryce Lane, horticulturist and host of In the  Garden with Bryce Lane will discuss “Shade Tolerant Plants that add Texture and Color”.

For more information on how to join the Durham Garden Forum and how to register: durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Join Melissa Bell and John Lyttle for the next Lunch and Learn session. The topic is Small-Scale Fruit Production. The program is on Zoom on September 26th from 12-1pm. For registration information: https://cefs.ncsu.edu/event/small-scale-fruit-production/