Educational Opportunities, Week of 9/22/14

Canker Worm Workshop
Monday, Sep 22, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC
Cankerworms are becoming a growing problem in Durham. They are those nuisance inch worms that appear in the spring and defoliate the trees. To combat this problem there will be a series of workshops to demonstrate how and when to wrap a barrier around you tree to get the biggest impact, learn when and how to glue, and when to remove the barrier so that you don’t girdle the trees
Class is free / registration is required.
Contact: 919-668-1707

Information Session for 2015 Master Gardener Training
Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC
Have you considered becoming a Durham County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer? Attendance at one of the information sessions is a requirement to apply for the training program. Free/ Registration is required. 919-560-0525

Bulbs in the Landscape – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States
Our program this month is “Bulbs in the Landscape” with Lee Ivey, horticulture instructor North Carolina State University.  Bulbs provide an often underutilized landscape option and Lee will explore some creative ideas you may find useful.  You won’t want to miss this program as we get closer to bulb planting season. This lecture is free for Durham Garden Forum members, all others can attend for a fee of $10.00 ($5.00 for students).nRegistration required Contact durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Rain Gardens
Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States
A rain garden allows water to percolate down into the ground slowly, recharging your ground water and minimizing the amount of soil and fertilizer that would otherwise be lost through runoff. Explore the beauty and functionality of rain gardens with Master Gardeners Georgeanne Sebastian and Darcey Martin. Class is free. Registration is required 919-668-1707

Educational Opportunities, Week of 9/15/14

Getting Dirty Radio Show
Tuesday, September 16, 2:00 pm on WCOM FM 103.5  It can be heard live or replayed any time at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org. – Planting Trees and Botanical Gardens —History and Future – Our host, Harold Johnson brings us up to date.  The Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy, wants to plant trees.  Harold Johnson interviews Ken Moore, 32-year veteran of the NC Botanical Garden.

Ken Moore, retired from the North Carolina Botanical Garden in 2003Evernote Camera Roll 20140817 081045

Canker Worm Workshop
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC (Map)
Canker worms are becoming a growing problem in Durham. They are those nuisance inch worms that appear in the spring and defoliate the trees. To combat this problem there will be a series of workshops to demonstrate how and when to wrap a barrier around you tree to get the biggest impact, learn when and how to glue, and when to remove the barrier so that you don’t girdle the trees
Class is free / registration is required.
Contact: Pana Jones 919-560-0525 prjones2@ncsu.edu

(For more information about cankerworms, please see this article from the Durham Herald-Sun, published in 2013) An additional Cankerworm Workshop will be held 9/22/14

Information Session for 2015 Master Gardener Training
Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC
Have you considered becoming a Durham County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer? Attendance at one of the information sessions is a requirement to apply for the training program. Free/ Registration is required. 919-560-0525

 

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Educational Opportunities, Week of 9/8/14

Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show 
September 9, 2:00 pm on WCOM 103.5. This week: Planting Trees and Botanical Gardens —History and Future – Our host, Harold Johnson brings us up to date.  The Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy, wants to plant trees.  Harold Johnson interviews Ken Moore, 32-year veteran of the NC Botanical Garden. Can be heard live every Tuesday or replayed any time at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org
Information Session for 2015 Durham County Master Gardener Training
Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 10:00am – 11:00am
Where: Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC

Have you considered becoming a Durham County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer? Attendance at one of the information sessions is a requirement to apply for the training program. Free/ Registration is required. 919-560-0525

Canker Worm Workshop
Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 7:00pm – 8:30pm 
Where: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC
Canker worms are becoming a growing problem in Durham. They are those nuisance inch worms that appear in the spring and defoliate the trees. To combat this problem there will be a series of workshops to demonstrate how and when to wrap a barrier around you tree to get the biggest impact, learn when and how to glue, and when to remove the barrier so that you don’t girdle the trees.
Class is free / registration is required. Contact 919-668-1707

Cool Season Vegetables
Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Durham County Public Library, South Regional branch, 4505 South Alston Ave., Durham, NC
Yes, we can grow roots and shoots in the cool season here in Durham County. Learn how grow veggies in the late fall & early spring. Learn how to plan your garden & manage plants for maximum productivity. Presented by Faye McNaull & Lynne Nelson. Class is free, registration is required 919-560-7410