Learn With Us, week of October 11

Sunday, Oct 11, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Weeds, Water and Words of Wisdom, Extension Garden Seminar
Durham County Public Library, South Regional Branch, 4505 South Alston Avenue

Weeding and watering are ever present gardening chores but they don’t have to dominate your time. Lissa Lutz and Andrea Laine, Durham County Extension Volunteer Master Gardeners, will discuss techniques to help you work smarter-not harder- in the garden.
Class is free. Registration required.
Contact: 919-560-7410 To Register: durhamcountylibrary.org – Click on ‘Events’ to find the calendar of events. Go to the date of the class and sign up.

Oct 13 Getting Dirty Radio Show, 2 PM on WCOM 103.5
Programs for Children at Duke Gardens
Duke gardens has many programs for children and their families to enjoy.  Harold Johnson talks to the director of children’s education, Kavanah Anderson, and learns how Duke can help you raise a wild child. Listen to past episodes at  http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org/
Oct 16 Getting Dirty Radio Show, 2 PM on WCOM 103.5
Avian Flu Alert
Avian flu is a lethal virus that can kill your backyard chickens.  North Carolina has begun a campaign to register flocks so information can be shared with owners about disease outbreaks in their area.  Lise Jenkins brings us steps you can take to protect your birds. Listen to past episodes at  http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org/

Learn With Us, week of April 19

APRIL 21 – Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show Kit Flynn has a namesake, but it comes with big responsiblities.  Listen as Dan Mason tells us a garden story about Kit’s Circus Wagon. Broadcasts Tuesdays at 2:00pm on WCOM 103.5  Can be heard live or replayed any time at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org

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Small Fruits for the Home Garden – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham
Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and grapes – what you need to know to grow your own. Presented by Gina Fernandez, professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University.
$10.00 fee per class or annual membership fee.
Registration required. Contact: durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

APRIL 24– Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show National Arbor Day is April 24, 2015.  The Durham County Master Gardeners have worked with several organizations to give away free tree seedlings to county residents.  Hundreds of individual trees representing about a dozen different varieties which thrive in our area have been made available to home owners.  Lise Jenkins caught up with volunteers working at one of the tree giveaway events and learned that everyone have a favorite tree. Broadcasts Tuesdays at 2:00pm on WCOM 103.5  Can be heard live or replayed any time at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org

Tomatoes & Okra
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Where: Durham Garden Center, 4536 Hillsborough Road, Durham
Growing tomatoes and okra are Southern traditions. Come and learn how to grow these two staples of the Southern garden. This seminar will also include advice on how to modify Durham’s soil for success in the garden. Presenter: Charles Murphy, Durham County Extension Master Gardener volunteer.
contact: 919-384-7526 or ann3dgc@gmail.com
Sign up at the store, e-mail or by phone
Include the seminar title and full name(s) of persons attending

Backyard Composting – Extension Garden Seminars
Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Durham County Public Library – South Regional Library, 4502 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC
Presented by Rhonda Sherman, Extension Master Gardener volunteer and NCSU Extension Specialist. 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.
Free/ Registration required.
Contact: Cathy Starkweather, cstarkweather@dconc.gov 919-560-7410

Learn With Us, week of April 12

Getting Dirty Radio Show – APRIL 14 – The American Sycamore tree, sometimes know as a Button Tree, has many charms.  While its huge size makes it a better candidate for an open landscape, this tree adds a lot of interest to any area.  These giants have hollow trunks and stories abound of people taking shelter inside of Sycamore trees.  Carol McPherson, an Orange County Master Gardener Volunteer, joins our show in order to introduce us to this woody giant.  http://wp.me/p4zI4W-dP Getting Dirty airs at 2PM on WCOM 103.5 FM or anytime at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org/

Plant Diseases – The Complete Extension Gardener Series
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where:Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC
What’s wrong with my plants? Gain a better understanding of the disease triangle as well as learn the difference between signs verses symptoms of problematic plants. No sure what’s wrong with that plant? Learn how to narrow down the possibilities.
Free/ Registration required.
Contact:Pana Jones prjones2@ncsu.edu / 919-560-0525

Getting Dirty Radio Show – APRIL 17  – Our Master Gardener program visited the Bayer Bee Care Center to learn about the research they conduct and what we can all do to help honeybees. While Durham is an urban county, Lise Jenkins learned that there are over 200 beekeepers in her area and there’s a lot we all can do to help honeybees thrive. http://wp.me/p4zI4W-dT  Getting Dirty airs at 2PM on WCOM 103.5 FM or anytime at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org/

 

Learn With Us, week of March 29

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Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show – MARCH 31  Sadly too often we are confronted with ugly gardening practices.  Crepe Murder may be one of the highest crimes committed by the unknowing.  Dan Mason brings us a tale of murder. Broadcasts Tuesdays at 2:00pm on WCOM 103.5  Can be heard live or replayed any time at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org

Ornamentals & Landscape Design – Complete Extension Gardener Series
Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC
Not sure where to begin when it comes to placing plants in the landscape? This introduction to landscape design will enhance your understanding of the principles behind landscape design.
Free/ Registration required.
Contact: Pana Jones prjones2@ncsu.edu / 919-560-0525