Learn With Us, week of September 8

Compost and Soil
Saturday, September 14⋅10:00 – 11:00am
Durham Garden Center, 4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
COMPOST & SOIL: The science, the mystery, the magic.
This talk will address local soil issues and how such challenges can be overcome with information gleaned from soil testing as well as proper and timely amendments. The basics of successful composting and vermicomposting will offer tips on how to transform food scraps, leaves, clippings and other organic materials into a nutrient-rich soil conditioner that will benefit your lawn and gardens. Simple composting practices and procedures available to all will also be covered.

Free/Registration required

Contact: 919-384-7526 or http://www.durhamgardencenternc.com

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Educational Opportunities, week of September 29

SEPTEMBER 30 – Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show: Planting Trees, Tools, William Bartram Lives.  Our host, Harold Johnson, brings us up to date.  The Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy, is digging holes in his yard, Lise Jenkins finds out more about tools, and meets 18th century plant hunter William Bartram. Broadcasts Tuesdays at 2:00pm on WCOM 103.5  Can be heard live or replayed any time at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org

965af51ff556b6a46bf0f65f23a45149J.D. Sutton as William Bartram, Plant Collector (1739-1823)

Information session for 2015 Master Gardener Training
Thursday, Oct 2, 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

Backyard Composting
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 10:00am – 11:30am
Where:Durham Garden Center, 4536 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC
Discover the basics of successful composting. learn how to transform food scraps. leaves & other organic materials into a nutrient-rich soil conditioner that will benefit your lawn & garden. Presented by Rhonda Sherman, Extension Specialist in the Dept. of Biological & Agricultural Engineering at NC State University, Durham County Extension Master Gardener.
Class is free / registration is required
Contact: Ann 919-384-7526 ann3dgc@gmail.com

Composting Workshop

When: February 3, 2013, 3-4PM

Where: Durham County Library, South Regional branch

Contact: Cathy Starkweather
Contact Number: 919-560-7410

Learn the whats and whys of composting, how to do simple home composting as well as the benefits of vermiculture (worm composting). This is part of our Master Gardener series. Speaker: Georgeanne Sebastian. Registration is required.

Composting seminar

Durham Garden Forum’s December program is Backyard Composting. Solid waste specialist Rhonda Sherman will provide an overview of how you can put your garbage to use in the garden, and the benefits you will harvest.

Presenter: Rhonda Sherman
Location: Sarah P. Duke Gardens – Map
Cost: $10; free for Durham Garden Forum members.
When: 12/11/2012 at 06:30 PM to 12/11/2012 at 08:00 PM
Contact: Smith, Sara
Email: slsmith@duke.edu
Phone: 919-668-1707

Free parking.