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.

Learn With Us, week of October 20

Composting – Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Thursday, October 24⋅7:00 – 9:00pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
Composting by Georgeanne Sebastian and Darcey Martin

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.

Learn With Us, week of October 13

Why We Study Soil – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, October 15⋅7:00 – 8:30pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
With Dr. David Crouse, Professor & Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator of Crop and Soil Science at North Carolina State University Soil is the basis of all garden success. Dr. David Crouse will outline some of the basic ecoservices provided by soil to give you the big picture of how soil impacts your garden and some specifics about how you can work to improve your soil.

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