Learn With Us, Week of July 22

Rain Gardens 
Sunday, July 22, 3:00 – 4:00pm
Durham County Library – North Regional Library
221 Milton Rd, Durham, NC 27712
Description: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 Extension Master Gardener Volunteers Georganne Sebastian and Darcey Martin. They will discuss the where, why, and wow of water conservation through residential rain gardens.

North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road, Durham, NC 27712 3:00-4:00pm
Classes are free. Registration is required.

Register with Pana Jones, EMGV Coordinator via email at prjones2@ncsu.edu or call her at 919 560-0521.

Durham Garden Forum Gardener’s Fair
Tuesday, July 24, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
Description:2018 Gardener’s Fair, Durham Garden Forum
Featuring area  Experts and garden suppliers

Exhibits Include:
Products and Plants
Amendments and composting
Maintenance strategies and products
And more
Breakout Demonstrations:
Pruning
Propagation
Decorating with succulents

This is a free event.
No pre-registration necessary. Free parking after 5:00 pm
When: July 24, 2018 (Tuesday)
Where: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, Doris Duke Center
Contact: durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Perennials and Pollinators 
Thursday, July 26, 2:00 – 3:00pm
Durham County Library – North Regional Library
221 Milton Rd, Durham, NC 27712
Description:Perennials, Pollinators and Color
Chris Apple, Durham County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer will discuss with you how perennials can attract pollinators to our gardens and investigate how we can use those perennials to interject color or interest into our gardens throughout the year.

North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road, Durham, NC 27712 2:00-3:00pm
Classes are free. Registration is required.

Register with Pana Jones, EMGV Coordinator via email at prjones2@ncsu.edu or call her at 919 560-0521.

Learn With Us, Week of June 17

Native Plants – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, June 19, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708

What are the reasons to promote the use of native plants? Is it actually a useful concept since none of us is traveling back in time to 1940? Join us for a panel discussion with many viewpoints to help us all sort out the native vs. exotic debate.

Presented by: A panel discussion with local experts Lecture Fee: Forum Members Free with $25.00 Annual Membership. $10.00 fee per class for Non-Members, payable to Durham Garden Forum No pre-registration necessary. Free parking after 5:00 pm

Pollinator Day
Friday, June 22, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Museum of Life and Science
433 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704

Description: As part of National Pollinator Week, museum guests are invited to participate in hands-on experiments while learning about importance of honey-bees, native plants, and other vital contributions to the pollination process. Activities will take place outside of the Butterfly House – throughout the gardens, on the plaza and in the Lab on the 2nd floor of the main building.

Learn With Us, week of May 13

The Secret Life of Trees – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, May 15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
An informal group independent of Sarah P. Duke Gardens, the Durham Garden Forum meets once a month to enrich its members’ gardening knowledge and skill. This month we’ll consider how it is possible for trees to thrive in so many different situations: dry, wet, wind-swept, cold and more. Find out what we know about the strategies and techniques trees use to survive.

Instructor: Jan Little, director of education and public programs, Duke Gardens.
Location: Doris Duke Center.
Fee: $10 per meeting for non-members. Walk-ins welcome with no pre-registration at $10 per lecture. Memberships may be purchased at any lecture. Forum members free with annual $25 membership, payable to Durham Garden Forum.

Native Bees – Sarah P Duke Gardens
Thursday, May 17, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
Description:Presentation by Chris Apple

Honey bees are only part of the pollination story! Learn from Chris about bees that are native to our area and the role they play in our food supply. Chris will also discuss how to encourage native bees in your garden.
Free. Registration required. Call (919) 668-1707 or email: gardenseducation@duke.edu

More Fun, Less Pain Gardening – For Garden’s Sake
Saturday, May 19, 10:00am – 12:00pm
For Garden’s Sake
9197 NC-751, Durham, NC 27713
Description:Gardening is the number one pastime in the U.S. so it should not be surprising that more than 400,000 outdoor garden tool-related injuries are treated in emergency rooms each year. This talk discusses “on the job” injuries that gardeners may sustain and physical preparations to help avoid stress injuries. There will be recommendations and demonstrations of ergonomic tools to make gardening chores easier including online sources.
Presenters: Dr. John Harrelson, Charles Murphy, Durham County Extension Master Gardeners
Registration is required, by email ann@fgsnursery.com or call 919-484-9759 ext. 1.

Shade Gardening – Durham Garden Center
Saturday, May 19, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Durham Garden Center
4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Description:Instead of looking at the “shadow-zone” as a problem, it’s time to see it as an asset. This presentation will introduce you to the factors that allow certain plants to adapt to shade and will suggest a variety of plants that will fill your shady landscape with lush foliage and great color variations.
Registration Required. Sign up here: http://www.durhamgardencenternc.com/workshops/

Learn With Us, week of March 18

Durham Garden Forum – Carnivorous Plants
Tue, March 20, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
Free for members, $10 for general public. No charge for parking. No pre-registration necessary. Chris Liloia, North Carolina Botanical Garden, presenter.
There are about three dozen carnivorous plant species native to North Carolina. Learn more about these unique insect – eating plants that thrive in low-nutrient, acidic and wet soils.

Perennials, Pollinators & Color
Sat, March 24, 10am – 12pm
Durham Garden Center, 4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Recommendations for seasonal selections of reliable year-round plants to keep your garden colorful and alive with pollinators from Spring through Fall. Presenters will also cover varieties for both your sunny and shady areas as well as some deer resistant options.

Learn With Us, week of February 18

Vertical Gardening – Durham Garden Forum
Tue 2/20 6:30pm – 8pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708

Have you noticed the amazing vertical gardens at Cameron Village in Raleigh? These remarkable living tapestries are created and maintained by Greenscapes. Leslie will let us in on the methods and maintenance that keeps them fresh all growing season. Learn to build your own living wall.
Presented by Leslie Herndon, senior client relations manager and floriculturist with Greenscapes Inc.
Lecture Fee: Forum Members Free with $25.00 Annual Membership
$10.00 fee per class for Non-Members, payable to Durham Garden Forum
No pre-registration necessary. Free parking after 5:00 pm
Contact: durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

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