Learn With Us, September 2021

Durham Garden Forum: Introduction to Growing Tea in North Carolina

Tuesday, September 217:00 – 8:30pm

with Christine Parks, owner Camellia Forest Tea Garden
and author of “Grow Your Own Tea”
Learn to make all types of tea – white, green, oolong, and black – with your thriving Camellia sinensis plants. Christine joins us to provide an overview of tea including history, key plant characteristics, as well as how to plant, grow and harvest tea. Via Zoom, contact durhamgardenforum@gmail.com for link. 

Bull City Gardener Live! classes are back at Briggs Avenue Community Garden after a short August break. Sign up today, space is limited. September’s topic is Fall Focus on Succession Planting and Pollinator Friendly Plants

As always, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, NC Botanical Gardens, and J.C. Raulston Arboretum all offer classes and lectures.

Triangle Gardener Magazine lists additional opportunities.

Learn With Us – March

Durham Garden Forum: Designing a Rightsized Foodscape with Brie Arthur of BrieGrows
Tuesday, March 16⋅7:00 – 8:30pm via Zoom

Foodscaping is all about making the most of the available square footage for a successful harvest. Brie shares insights on designing and managing a rightsized garden, including container growing, minimizing animal browsing, aeroponic systems and live screens. For Registration Information, contact durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Bull City Gardener Learning Series: Online and In-person classes are being offered. Check the schedule and Register here: https://durham.ces.ncsu.edu/2021/01/bull-city-gardener-learning-series-live-and-virtual-events/

Click here for a selection of programs highlighted by Sarah P. Duke Gardens: https://gardens.duke.edu/resources

Triangle Gardener magazine has compiled another list of area programming: https://www.trianglegardener.com/garden-events/

Learn With Us, week of February 16

Moss: Primitive and Beautiful – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, February 18 7:00 – 8:30pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
“Moss: Primitive & Beautiful” with Flora O’Brien, Duke Gardens Volunteer and Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. Moss is a very ancient, primitive plant, and can be enchanting in your garden. It does possess chlorophyll for photosynthesis but does not have flowers or vascular system. Join us to learn more from Flora, the volunteer who cares for the Duke Gardens moss garden.

For any new member joining during the months of February and March 2020, their membership will run through April 30, 2021. Please extend this offer to any of your neighbors, friends, or gardening groups interested in joining the Durham Garden Forum. Our $25.00 membership continues to be an outstanding bargain for the quality of programs/speakers offered. Single program entry fee for non members is $10.00.

Spring Seed Starts
Saturday, February 22 10:00 – 11:00am

Durham Garden Center
4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Description:Starting Seeds for Spring Planting – If you’re hoping to go into the new season with flowers or vegetables or herbs (or all of these), NOW is the time to get both your plan and your supplies together. Topics discussed will include materials needed for successful seed starts; the difference between direct sow and planting indoors; suggestions for proper planting medium; light, water and temperature requirements.

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

Learn With Us, week of January 19



Where Have All the Fireflies Gone? – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, January 21, 2020⋅7:00 – 8:30pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
Dr. Elsa Youngsteadt, Assistant Professor of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University joins us to look at the facts about insect decline. Remember years ago when you had to frequently wash your windshield to remove bugs? Why does that not happen as much now and what does it mean in terms of environmental health for us all?

The Durham Garden Forum is an informal group that meets once a month to enrich our gardening knowledge and skill.
Lectures free for members, $10 general public.
No pre-registration necessary.

CONTACT US: durhamgardenforum@gmail.com



Learn With Us, week of December 15

Citizen Science – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, December 17⋅7:00 – 8:30pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
Our program this month is a panel discussion on the topic of “Citizen Science”. Our panelists include Sara Child, director, Duke Forest, and Christine Goforth, head, Citizen Science, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Citizen science brings people back into touch with science, building collaborations between people and scientists for data collection and observation. Both Duke Forest and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences have robust citizen science opportunities. Come learn how you may become a scientist in you everyday life.

Lectures free for members,
$10 general public.
No pre-registration necessary.
CONTACT US: durhamgardenforum@gmail.com