Learn With Us, week of September 15

Downsizing Your Garden
Tuesday, September 17⋅7:00 – 8:30pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
with Deborah Pilkington, owner (retired) The Mini
Gardener, LLC, Duke Gardens Volunteer, and
Master Gardener
Your grand, spacious garden is a joy – until it is not.
Downsizing is simply an opportunity to re-examine and be
creative in your garden. Learn tips and techniques from
Deborah to re-cast your garden so it requires less time.

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.

Cool Season Vegetables
Thursday, September 19⋅7:00 – 9:00pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
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.

Learn With Us, week of September 8

Compost and Soil
Saturday, September 14⋅10:00 – 11:00am
Durham Garden Center, 4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
COMPOST & SOIL: The science, the mystery, the magic.
This talk will address local soil issues and how such challenges can be overcome with information gleaned from soil testing as well as proper and timely amendments. The basics of successful composting and vermicomposting will offer tips on how to transform food scraps, leaves, clippings and other organic materials into a nutrient-rich soil conditioner that will benefit your lawn and gardens. Simple composting practices and procedures available to all will also be covered.

Free/Registration required

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

Sign up at the store, online or by phone
Include the seminar title and full name(s) of persons attending

Learn With Us, week of August 18

Raised Bed Gardening
Saturday, August 24⋅10:00 – 11:00am

For Garden’s Sake
9197 NC-751, Durham, NC 27713
Vegetable & herb gardening in raised beds. Topics covered will include siting and suggested materials for building beds; soil; incorporating ancillary devices such as row covers, bird and rabbit netting, tomato cages, arbors; water; crop rotation; companion planting; pollinators; pest and disease control and others as requested.

Free/Registration required
To register, email ann@fgsnursery.com or call 919-484-9759

Learn With Us, week of August 4

Cool Season Vegetables
Saturday, August 10⋅10:00 – 11:00a
m
Durham Garden Center
4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Growing COOL SEASON VEGETABLES in the Triangle region presents unique challenges and rewards. Topics will include species and varieties that can be successfully raised when the tomatoes and peppers have finally finished. Planning early for late-season planting as well as the different challenges of Fall temperature, moisture and soil depletion will all be discussed. Also of interest will be techniques and materials that will abet over-wintering of certain crops as well as preparing beds in the Fall for Spring planting next season.

Free, registration required. Sign up at the store, online or by phone
Include the seminar title and full name(s) of persons attending

Learn With Us, week of July 27

Mosses – Fifth Season Gardening Co.
Saturday, July 27
10:00 – 11:00am
Fifth Season Gardening Co
106 S Greensboro St D, Carrboro, NC 27510
Our presenters will discuss enough natural history of mosses to make establishing and caring for a moss garden understandable. The session then will cover how to encourage moss already on the property, how to plant a new moss area, and how to keep things going. There will also be moss samples for pure enjoyment.

Cool Season Vegetables
Saturday, August 3 10:00 – 11:00am

For Garden’s Sake
9197 NC-751, Durham, NC 27713
Growing COOL SEASON VEGETABLES in the Triangle region presents unique challenges and rewards. Topics will include species and varieties that can be successfully raised when the tomatoes and peppers have finally finished. Planning early for late-season planting as well as the different challenges of Fall temperature, moisture and soil depletion will all be discussed. Also of interest will be techniques and materials that will abet over-wintering of certain crops as well as preparing beds in the Fall for Spring planting next season.

Free/Registration required
To register, email ann@fgsnursery.com or call 919-484-9759