What’s on the Radio Show this Week?

Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show  – Broadcasts Tuesdays at 2:00pm on WCOM 103.5  Can be heard live or replayed any time at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org
July 22 – Getting Ready, Why Bees Matter :  Our host, Harold Johnson brings us up to date.    The Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy reminds us to start making our fall plans. Harold talks with Donna Devanney of the Durham Beekeepers Association about the role bees play in our gardens and how we can help them.
Donna Devanney of the Durham Beekeepers Association 


Educational Opportunities on the Radio and In Person

Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show  –
Broadcasts Tuesdays at 2:00pm on WCOM 103.5 July 15 – Gardeners Fair, Growing Beautiful Grass in the Piedmont. Our host, Harold Johnson reminds us that tonight is the Gardeners Fair at the Duke Gardens.  The Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy tells us about growing a summer favorite —squash, and Lise Jenkins learns about lawns in the Piedmont.
The radio show can be heard live or replayed any time at gettingdirtyradioshow.org
Durham Garden Forum Gardner’s Fair is just around the corner, Tuesday, July 15, 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Doris Duke Center, Sarah P. Duke Gardens.  Parking is free. There will be many excellent raffle items throughout the event so don’t miss this one.This event is open to all and free.
Honey Extraction:
There will be a Honey Extraction Demonstration Workshop for those interested on Thursday, July 24, from 10am-12pm at 721 Foster Street.  Our very own, Durham Extension Master Gardener and Beekeeper, Richard Urich will demonstrate extracting honey from the Briggs Ave Community Garden hive.  This is free – but space is limited.  Register with Pana a prjones2@ncsu.edu .  See the attached flier.

Upcoming Classes at Sarah P. Duke Gardens

January’s Durham Garden Forum meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 4, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Doris Duke Center, Sarah P. Duke Gardens.  Mark Weathington has graciously agreed to reschedule his presentation on Camellias to February 4th.

Mark Weathington, Assistant Director and Curator of Collections, JC Raulston Arboretum, will present “Winter’s Rose, Camellias for Central NC”.  Camellias have been important garden plants for centuries and continue to be the backbone of the southern winter landscape.  This talk will travel through the rich history of camellias up to today’s modern landscapes with suggestion on growing them in central NC.

This lecture is free for Durham Garden Forum members, all others can attend for a fee of $10 ($5 for students).  As we have done in prior years any new members joining from January will received extended membership through April 30, 2015.  Membership fee remains $25 ($15 for students).  Please inform family, friends, co-workers, neighbors of this special offer. There is no charge for parking.

Other Upcoming Presentations at Duke Gardens:


Beekeeping for Beginners, taught by the Durham Beekeeping Club

Gain new skills and knowledge or refresh your skills in this introductory class on beekeeping. The instructors will cover bees as garden partners and introduce you to the equipment needed to begin beekeeping, how to select bees, and the basics of annual management and maintenance.

2 Mondays, Jan. 27 & Feb. 3, 6-9 pm
Location: Doris Duke Center
Participant limit: 20
Fee: $40; Gardens members $30
Home Horticulture Certificate elective course (6 hour)


Mushroom Logs, with Andy Currin, avid vegetable gardener and horticulturist, Duke University

Enjoy fresh shitake mushrooms grown in your own garden! Each participant will be supplied with a 12” section of log, pre-drilled and ready to “plant” with mushrooms. Andy will take you through the process of seeding the log, sealing it with wax, and then maintaining it for the six months it will take to grow your first crop of mushrooms. Each log should produce mushrooms for several years.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 am-noon                       
Participant limit: 15
Location: Doris Duke Center                        
Fee: $35; Gardens members $30


Lightroom: Photo Management and Editing, with Al Gorham, photographer and instructor

Lightroom is an Adobe image processing and management program.  Al will work with you to introduce all the modules, reviewing how and when to use each module, making local adjustments, syncing images, soft proofing, importing images and enhancing them. Additional features such as Print, Map, Slideshow, Web and Book modules will be introduced with exercises to assist you in understanding them.  Each student must bring a laptop to all classes, with the software installed.

5 Thursdays, Feb. 6-March 6, 6-9 pm                            
Location: Meet at the Doris Duke Center
Participant limit: 15                            
Fee: $180; Gardens members $145
Nature Photography Certificate elective course (15 hours)