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
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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

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