Learn With Us, Week of August 19

Cool/Cold Season Vegetables
Saturday, August 25, 10:00am – 11:00pm
Durham Garden Center
4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Description:A remarkable variety of tasty vegetables (including root crops and greens) can be happy and healthy when the temperature drops and your tomatoes and squash are all but memories. It’s also the time to plant crops that will rejuvenate your soil over Winter as well as those that can be harvested early next summer. We will also be offering tips on what to do with your garden when it is too cold to get out there.

Call to Register: 919.384.7526

Learn With Us, Week of July 29

Planning Now for a Fall Harvest
Saturday, August 4, 10:00am – 12:00pm
For Garden’s Sake
9197 NC-751, Durham, NC 27713
Description:The approach of cooler temperatures bodes well for vegetable gardeners. Now that the tomatoes and squash are mere memories, we’ll replace them with the things that will make Thanksgiving special.
Also discussed will be overwintering vegetables and cover crops for your beds.

All events are free unless a fee is indicated. All events are hosted at Garden Center. Please register in advance as spots are limited. Email ann@fgsnursery.com or call Ann at 919-484-8759, ext. 100.

Learn With Us, Week of June 17

Native Plants – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, June 19, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708

What are the reasons to promote the use of native plants? Is it actually a useful concept since none of us is traveling back in time to 1940? Join us for a panel discussion with many viewpoints to help us all sort out the native vs. exotic debate.

Presented by: A panel discussion with local experts 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

Pollinator Day
Friday, June 22, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Museum of Life and Science
433 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704

Description: As part of National Pollinator Week, museum guests are invited to participate in hands-on experiments while learning about importance of honey-bees, native plants, and other vital contributions to the pollination process. Activities will take place outside of the Butterfly House – throughout the gardens, on the plaza and in the Lab on the 2nd floor of the main building.

Learn With Us, week of May 27

Raised Beds – For Garden’s Sake
Saturday, June 2, 10:00am – 12:00pm
For Garden’s Sake
9197 NC-751, Durham, NC 27713
Description:This discussion will cover the advantages of raised bed gardening including recommendations for planning, locating, preparing and constructing the bed. Durham Master Gardener Charles Murphy will offer helpful tips on crop rotation, companion planting, improving your soil, using journals to record plant successes (and failures, protection from critters and plant supports. There will also be a discussion of such potential pitfalls as contaminated beds or pest infestations.

Registration is required, by email ann@fgsnursery.com or call 919-484-9759 ext. 1