Classes and Lectures, week of June 9 – 15, 2014

Herb Gardening – Extension Gardener Series
Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 6:30 – 8:00pm Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St.

Enjoy growing these handy and helpful plants. Taught by Master Gardener Marti Warburton. Class is free/registration is required. Sara Smith 919-668-1707 gardenseducation@duke.edu

 

CRAWLIN’ CUCURBITS – Gourds, Pumpkins & Squashes
June 14,  10-11 am, Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster St.

Early summer is the perfect time to plant cucurbits — the zucchini, squash, pumpkins, melons, cucumbers and gourds that we’ll harvest in late summer and early fall.

Join the Durham Co. Extension Master Gardeners for this FREE 1-hour talk for suggestions on best varieties, when to trellis or not, how to outsmart cucurbit pests and tips so you can cultivate an abundant crop.This FREE program is open to the public; all are welcome to attend. Please pre-register with Pana Jones at the Extension Office by calling 919-560-0525 or send an email to: prjones2@ncsu.edu.

Classes and Presentations, Week of 5/12 – 5/18, 2104

Garden Room Development – Extension Gardener Series
Thursday, May 15, 2014 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States

Design an outdoor space that extends your home. Taught by Durham county Extension Horticulturist, Michelle Wallace. Class is free/ registration is required. Sara Smith 919-668-1707 gardenseducation@duke.edu

Summer Southern Favorites: Tomatoes & Okra
Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:00am – 11:00am
Where:Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701

You know it’s officially summer when you harvest your first, sweet, juicy home-grown tomato and sit down to a plate of fried okra. Yum!

Join the Durham Co. Extension Master Gardeners for a FREE 1-hour talk on all the tips and tricks to growing your best ever crop of tomatoes & okra this summer on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10-11 a.m. at the Durham County Cooperative Extension Office, 721 Foster Street, Durham NC 27701.

Now that the danger of frost is well-past, it’s time to get your tomatoes and okra plants in the ground! You’ll get many ideas on the best tomato varieties to grow (for slicing, for salsa, for sauces, for sandwiches) and the most tender & productive okra varieties.

This FREE program is open to the public; all are welcome to attend. Please pre-register with Pana Jones at the Extension Office by calling 919-560-0525 or send an email to: prjones2@ncsu.edu.

Simple Drip Irrigation for Container Gardens
Sunday, May 18, 2014 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: South Regional Library, 4505 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC, United States

Reduse watering chores by installing a simple drip irrigation system. Class is free/registration is required. Cathy Starkweather 919-560-7410

Classes and Lectures, Week of 4/27/14

Thursday, May 1, 2014 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Birds, Bees & Butterflies – Extension Gardener Series
Where:Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States

Invite birds, bees, & butterflies into your garden. Hear fun facts, along with how to provide their landscape needs both city and country home owners.  Shared too, are environmental practices for a safe habitat in your yards.  Taught by Master Gardeners Faye McNaull and Lynne Nelson. Class is free/ registration is required. Contact Sara Smith at 919-668-1707  or gardenseducation@duke.edu

Saturday, May 3, 2014 10:00am – 11:00am
Growing Tomatoes and Okra
Where: Durham Garden Center, 4536 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC (Map)

Growing tomatoes & 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. Taught by Master Gardener Charles Murphy. Class is free/Registration is required. 919-384-7526 ann3dgc@gmail.com

Saturday, May 3, 2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Simple Drip Irrigation for Container Gardens
Where: North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road, Durham, NC (Map)

Reduce watering chores by installing a simple drip irrigation system. Class is free/registration in required. Shelley Geyer 919-560-0237

Birds, Bees and Butterflies

Birds, Bees & Butterflies – Extension Gardener Series

Thursday, May 1, 2014 6:30pm – 8:00pm 

Where:Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States

Invite birds, bees, & butterflies into your garden. Come learn about these marvelous creatures!  Hear Fun facts, along with how to provide their landscape needs both city and country home owners.  Shared too, are environmental practices for a safe habitat in your yards. Taught by Master Gardeners Faye McNaull and Lynne Nelson. Class is free/ registration is required. Sara Smith 919-668-1707
gardenseducation@duke.edu

Plants and Preservation

Plants & Preservation – Durham Garden Forum

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 6:30pm – 8:00pm 

Where:Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States

With Rob Evans, plant ecologist with North Carolina Depatment of Agriculture. The Durham Garden Forum in partnership with NC Cooperative Extension: Durham County Center. Free for Members of Durham Garden Forum / $10 for non-members. durhamgardenforum@duke.edu