July 13 class canceled

Please note: The Managing Pests in Your Yard and Garden class scheduled for Saturday, July 13 at For Garden’s Sake nursery in Durham has been cancelled.

This class would have covered Integrated Pest Management (IPM) an approach that uses knowledge about pests and their life cycles, cultural practices, nonchemical methods, and pesticides to manage pest problems.

Learn about IPM from these NC State Extension resources:

Chapter 8 of the Extension Master Gardener Handbook: https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/extension-gardener-handbook/8-integrated-pest-management-ipm

This article from TurfFiles is about insects and other pests you may encounter in caring for your lawn. Scroll to the bottom of its page and you’ll see links to fact sheets on 30 different insects commonly found in lawn and gardens. The fact sheets include pictures to aid in identification. https://www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/insects/

Learn With Us, week of July 7

Canceled: PESTS – For Garden’s Sake Nursery Saturday, July 13, 2019 10:00 – 11:00 am

For Garden’s Sake 9197 NC-751, Durham, NC 27713

Managing PESTS in your yard & garden. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a research-based process you can use to help solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people, useful critters and the environment. Topics covered will include identifying some common local pests and how you can use the 5 major principles and practices of IPM to help maintain a healthy and happy landscape.

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

Learn With Us, week of June 30


Sunday, June 30⋅3:00 – 4:00pm Durham County Library – South Regional Library 4505 S Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713

Description: “Backyard composting” — Discover the basics of successful composting and vermicomposting. Learn how to transform food scraps, leaves, and other organic materials into a nutrient-rich soil conditioner that will benefit your lawn and gardens. Classes are free. Registration at the SRL 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.

Date and Place Correction – Learn with Us

Editor’s Note: The Durham Garden Forum lecture for June will take place on June 25, 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Richard White Lecture Hall on Duke’s East Campus. There is no lecture this Tuesday at Duke Gardens as previously posted here.

Life Favors Conditions That Favor Life – Durham Garden Forum

Tuesday, June 25, 7:00 – 8:30pmRichard White Lecture Hall, East Campus, Duke University. – Note Date and Place Change for the June meeting.

Description: Life Favors Conditions That Favor Life
Jan Little, director of education & public programs Duke Gardens

Current research has documented the tangible benefits provided by nature – including a conclusion that living near natural areas offers benefits to individuals equal to a $20,000 a year raise! Join us to discuss those benefits
and how nature, in our backyard and in our communities, offers a significant impact.

The Richard White Lecture Hall is the second building on the right as you enter Campus Drive from Main Street. There is some street parking available on Campus Drive. A larger parking lot is available in the back of the Epworth building which can be accessed from Buchanan Blvd across from W Trinity Ave.

Lectures free to members, $10 general public
No Preregistration necessary 

Learn With Us, week of June 1

Shade Gardening

Saturday, June 1⋅10:00 – 11:00am For Garden’s Sake 9197 NC-751, Durham, NC 27713

Description: Successful SHADE GARDENING is a necessary concern to many in our area who haven’t access to “all sun – all the time”. Topics addressed will be varieties of flowers, shrubs, vegetables and grasses that do well in shady areas to include their propagation and nutrient requirements. The essentials of soil and water as well as the unique concerns of shade-driven diseases and pests will also be covered. Free/Registration required To register, email ann@fgsnursery.com or call 919-484-9759

Painless Perennials – Durham Garden Center

Saturday, June 8⋅10:00 – 11:00am Durham Garden Center 4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705

Description: PAINLESS PERENNIALS will address seasonal selections of reliable plants to keep your garden colorful from Spring through Fall and into next year. Topics will cover deer resistant plants for both your sunny or shady garden as well as attracting pollinators. Soils, sun and water requirements, in-ground and container varieties and basic pruning and propagation are also on the agenda. 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