Learn With Us, week of February 16

Moss: Primitive and Beautiful – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, February 18 7:00 – 8:30pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
“Moss: Primitive & Beautiful” with Flora O’Brien, Duke Gardens Volunteer and Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. Moss is a very ancient, primitive plant, and can be enchanting in your garden. It does possess chlorophyll for photosynthesis but does not have flowers or vascular system. Join us to learn more from Flora, the volunteer who cares for the Duke Gardens moss garden.

For any new member joining during the months of February and March 2020, their membership will run through April 30, 2021. Please extend this offer to any of your neighbors, friends, or gardening groups interested in joining the Durham Garden Forum. Our $25.00 membership continues to be an outstanding bargain for the quality of programs/speakers offered. Single program entry fee for non members is $10.00.

Spring Seed Starts
Saturday, February 22 10:00 – 11:00am

Durham Garden Center
4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Description:Starting Seeds for Spring Planting – If you’re hoping to go into the new season with flowers or vegetables or herbs (or all of these), NOW is the time to get both your plan and your supplies together. Topics discussed will include materials needed for successful seed starts; the difference between direct sow and planting indoors; suggestions for proper planting medium; light, water and temperature requirements.

Free/Registration required. Contact:919-384-7526 or http://www.durhamgardencenternc.com

Learn With Us, week of February 9

Getting Started With Warm Season Vegetables
Thursday, February 13⋅3:00 – 5:00pm

721 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701
Description: Growing your own vegetables from seed is a great way to get varieties not commonly found at garden centers. But with so many species and varieties to choose from, it can be hard to know where (or how!) to start. Join Ashley Troth (Extension Agriculture Agent) and the Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Durham County and learn how to get your veggies off to a good start. Participants will learn the basics of warm-season vegetables, including how to select species and varieties, proper growing conditions, and diagnosing common germination and seedling problems.

Click Here for more information and to register

The class costs $6 per person. Registration and fee payment is required by Feb. 11, 2020. Additional classes may be offered if there is sufficient demand. If spaces are full, add your name to the waitlist on the registration page. Workshop will be held at N.C. Cooperative Extension, Durham County Center (721 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701) This class is part of the Bull City Gardener Learning Series and is open to everyone.

Getting Started With Warm Season Vegetables
Saturday, February 15⋅9:30am – 11:30pm

721 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701
Description: Growing your own vegetables from seed is a great way to get varieties not commonly found at garden centers. But with so many species and varieties to choose from, it can be hard to know where (or how!) to start. Join Ashley Troth (Extension Agriculture Agent) and the Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Durham County and learn how to get your veggies off to a good start. Participants will learn the basics of warm-season vegetables, including how to select species and varieties, proper growing conditions, and diagnosing common germination and seedling problems.

Click Here for more information and to register

The class costs $6 per person. Registration and fee payment is required by Feb. 11, 2020. Additional classes may be offered if there is sufficient demand. If spaces are full, add your name to the waitlist on the registration page. Workshop will be held at N.C. Cooperative Extension, Durham County Center (721 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701) This class is part of the Bull City Gardener Learning Series and is open to everyone.

Learn With Us, week of February 2

Straw Bale Gardening – South Regional library
Sunday, February 2⋅3:00 – 4:00pm

South Regional Library
4505 S Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713
Description: Growing a successful vegetable garden is challenging enough if you have terrific soil in which to plant, but with poor soils it can be virtually impossible. Straw Bale Gardening allows anyone, even those with the worst soil conditions, to grow a terrific garden that is productive and much less labor intensive. Presentation by Georganne Sebastian and Darcey Martin.

Classes are free. Registration is required.

Register online at the Durham County Library 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.

Learn With Us, week of December 15

Citizen Science – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, December 17⋅7:00 – 8:30pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
Our program this month is a panel discussion on the topic of “Citizen Science”. Our panelists include Sara Child, director, Duke Forest, and Christine Goforth, head, Citizen Science, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Citizen science brings people back into touch with science, building collaborations between people and scientists for data collection and observation. Both Duke Forest and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences have robust citizen science opportunities. Come learn how you may become a scientist in you everyday life.

Lectures free for members,
$10 general public.
No pre-registration necessary.
CONTACT US: durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Learn With Us, week of November 17

Durham Garden Forum – Herbicides: Controversies and Alternatives
Tuesday, November 19⋅7:00 – 8:30pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
Herbicides: Controversies and Alternatives – Nov. 19 with Dr. Ashley Troth, Durham County Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent We have all been hearing about the dangers of common herbicides. Ashley will discuss current research, review common alternatives and reinforce the idea that this all suggests that an Integrated Pest Management approach is the best and healthiest choice.

The Durham Garden Forum is an informal group that meets once a month to enrich our gardening knowledge and skill.
Tuesdays, 7:00- 8:30 pm at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Lectures free for members, $10 general public.
No pre-registration necessary.