Learn With Us, week of May 1

Gardening for Pollinators
Sat 5/6 10am – 11:30am
For Garden’s Sake Nursery, 9197 NC Hwy 751, Durham, NC

Pollinators are vital to life on Earth and yet go largely unnoticed. The ecological service they provide is necessary for the reproduction of about 85% of the world’s flowering plants, including 2/3 of the world’s crop species. Not to mention the whimsy they bring to your garden! So get to know the pollinators in your environment by joining Darcey Martin and Georganne Sebastian – Durham County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers – to learn what all the buzz is about!
Free/Registration required
To register, email ann@fgsnursery.com or call 919-484-9759

Learn With Us, week of October 16

Wild & Native Edible Plants / Durham Garden Forum
Tue 10/18 6:30pm – 8pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC

The earth has fed people and other animals as long as we have existed. But, most of us do not connect the ‘stuff’ that grows outdoors (beyond farms) with our dinner tables. Marc will take us on a whirlwind tour of edible plants in our own backyards.
Presented by Marc Williams, executive director, Plants and healers International
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

Where: Doris Duke Center
Contact: durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Learn With Us, week of Jan. 5, 2015

Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show  – Jan. 6, 2 PM
In this episode you will find out how the Durham county Master Gardeners are helping to make our community a better place; learn how to take care of your power tools this winter to ensure they will perform for you come spring, make love not war with your soil, and learn how to make your garden attractive to wildlife.
Broadcasts Tuesdays at 2:00pm on WCOM 103.5  Can be heard live or replayed any time at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org

Trees in the Urban Landscape

Trees in the Urban Landscape

Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm 

Where:Durham County Library – South Rgeional Branch, 4505 South Alston Ave. Durham, NC

Trees are wonderful! They provide shade, produce oxygen, enhance our property, and refresh the spirit. Learn which ones to choose, how to plant them, & what errors to avoid. Presented by Gene Carlone, Durham County Extensiion Master Gardener. Class is free, registration is required. Call 919-560-7410

Durham Garden Forum – Vermicomposting

The June Durham Garden Forum meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 17 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Doris Duke Center, Sarah P. Duke Gardens.  There is no charge for parking.

Rhonda Sherman, NC State Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, will talk to us about Vermicomposting.  Rhonda spoke to the Forum about backyard composting a couple years ago and touched on vermicomposting.  Many of you asked that we bring Rhonda back to speak specifically about vermicomposting.  She is back by popular demand.  Don’t miss this session.

This lecture is free for Durham Garden Forum members, all others can attend for a fee of $10.00 ($5.00 for students).