Learn With Us, March 2022

Bull City Gardener LIVE in-person classes at Briggs Ave. Community garden are back! Click here for the schedule and for registration. March sessions will be held on 3/15 and 3/20. Registration is required.

Durham Garden Forum, 3/15/22: “Pollinator Gardening for the South” with Danesha Seth Carley, Director, NSF Center for Integrated Pest Management, Associate Professor, Horticultural Science. Co-author with Anne Spafford: “Pollinator Gardening for the South: Creating Sustainable Habitats.”  Gardens are beautiful and can be beneficial. Danesha will give us up-to-date scientific research and artful design strategies to outline how each of us can plan, plant and maintain a garden to help pollinators thrive. Registration is required. Contact Durham Garden Forum

Art In Bloom, NC Museum of Art – March 16 – 20, 2022

Additional opportunities for learning:

JC Raulston Arboretum

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Triangle Gardener

Learn With Us, February 2022

Durham Garden Forum – Goodness Gracious: Great Ground Covers! Tuesday, February 157:00 – 8:30pm

online with Jason Holmes, curator of the Doris Duke Center Gardens, Duke Gardens. 

Groundcover plants create a carpet in our garden beds to minimize weeds, improve soil and look beautiful. Jason will review tried and true groundcovers along with suggestions for dry, wet, shady, and sunny locations, and lawn replacement options.

for further information and to register: 

durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Learn With Us, week of December 13

Ten Mothers Farm – Durham Garden Forum, Dec 15, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time

with Vera Fabian, co-owner and farmer
Vera says she loves food and that is the connection: farming = food! Vera gardens organically and by hand on the small one acre CSA farm – no tractors or tilling! They grow intensively, choosing crops carefully and spacing them closely to harvest as many times as six times per year. Learn more about growing organic, nutrient rich vegetables.

If you plan to join this meeting you must register using the following link.  After providing your name and email address, you will receive a message with the join meeting link for the Dec. 15 program.
https://ncsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsf-utqjMqGNEALRZ0nj9dgu4nDkw78fdk

Learn With Us, week of March 8

First Season Gardening
Sunday, March 8 3:00 – 4:00pm

Durham County Library – South Regional Library
4505 S Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713
There are three distinct gardening seasons in our area, with the first beginning in late Feb.-early Mar. This is the time to plant garden peas, radishes, leafy greens and the like, so they will be harvestable by the time for second season plantings (the summer vegetable season).

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 March 1

Raised Bed Gardening CANCELLED
Saturday, March 7 10:00 – 11:00am
For Garden’s Sake
9197 NC-751, Durham, NC 27713

“Raised Beds: If You Build Them the Veggies Will Come” — This class will cover the several advantages of raised bed gardening including recommendations on planning, locating, preparing and constructing the bed. The presenter will also offer helpful tips on season extension, 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 problems and pitfalls as contaminated beds or pest infestations

To register, email ann@fgsnursery.com or call 919-484-9759