Learn With Us, week of June 14

June 16
Growing Roses without Chemicals – Getting Dirty Radio Show
Charles Murphy visits the garden of Kit Flynn, a Master Gardener Volunteer in Durham county to learn how to grow sustainable roses. Broadcast at 2PM on Tuesdays on WCOM 103.5 FM,  at 8AM on Saturdays on WDFC 101.7 or anytime at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org/

 

Create Stunning Perennial Gardens – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States

Presented by Michelle Wallace, Durham County Extension Agent, NC Cooperative Extension  $10.00 fee per class or annual membership fee.
Registration required. Contact: durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Learn With Us, week of June 7

Painless Perennials – Extension Garden Seminars
Sunday, Jun 7, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Durham Public Library, South Regional Library, 4502 South Alston Avenue
Seasonal selections of reliable plants to keep your garden colorful from spring to fall. Deer resistant varieties for both your sunny and shady garden.
Presented by Cathy Lambe and Ann Barnes, Durham County Extension Master Gardeners. Free/Registration required.
Contact: Cathy Starkweather, cstarkweather@dconc.gov 919-560-7410
June 9: There’s Gold in Your Kitchen Scraps – Getting Dirty Radio Show
Many of us live with small yards or have HOA restrictions which prevent us from having a compost pile.  Lise Jenkins discovers some options for managing scraps and creating valuable soil amendments. Broadcast at 2PM on Tuesdays on WCOM 103.5 FM,  at 8AM on Saturdays on WDFC 101.7 or anytime at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org/

Drip Irrigation Systems for Container & Raised Bed Gardens
Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street

Tired of hand watering your containers and beds all summer long? Join us for a hands on presentation and learn to assemble a simple automated and water_ efficient drip irrigation system for your home garden. You will walk away confident enough to do it yourself!
Free/Registration required. Contact: 919-668-1707

Learn With Us, week of April 12

Getting Dirty Radio Show – APRIL 14 – The American Sycamore tree, sometimes know as a Button Tree, has many charms.  While its huge size makes it a better candidate for an open landscape, this tree adds a lot of interest to any area.  These giants have hollow trunks and stories abound of people taking shelter inside of Sycamore trees.  Carol McPherson, an Orange County Master Gardener Volunteer, joins our show in order to introduce us to this woody giant.  http://wp.me/p4zI4W-dP Getting Dirty airs at 2PM on WCOM 103.5 FM or anytime at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org/

Plant Diseases – The Complete Extension Gardener Series
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where:Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC
What’s wrong with my plants? Gain a better understanding of the disease triangle as well as learn the difference between signs verses symptoms of problematic plants. No sure what’s wrong with that plant? Learn how to narrow down the possibilities.
Free/ Registration required.
Contact:Pana Jones prjones2@ncsu.edu / 919-560-0525

Getting Dirty Radio Show – APRIL 17  – Our Master Gardener program visited the Bayer Bee Care Center to learn about the research they conduct and what we can all do to help honeybees. While Durham is an urban county, Lise Jenkins learned that there are over 200 beekeepers in her area and there’s a lot we all can do to help honeybees thrive. http://wp.me/p4zI4W-dT  Getting Dirty airs at 2PM on WCOM 103.5 FM or anytime at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org/

 

Learn With Us, week of March 29

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Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show – MARCH 31  Sadly too often we are confronted with ugly gardening practices.  Crepe Murder may be one of the highest crimes committed by the unknowing.  Dan Mason brings us a tale of murder. Broadcasts Tuesdays at 2:00pm on WCOM 103.5  Can be heard live or replayed any time at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org

Ornamentals & Landscape Design – Complete Extension Gardener Series
Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC
Not sure where to begin when it comes to placing plants in the landscape? This introduction to landscape design will enhance your understanding of the principles behind landscape design.
Free/ Registration required.
Contact: Pana Jones prjones2@ncsu.edu / 919-560-0525

 

Learn With Us, week of March 22

Lawn Care – Complete Extension Gardener Series
Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC
Growing grass in North Carolina can be a challenge. Learn when to seed and fertilize as well as tips to keep your lawn healthy and strong.
Free/ Registration required.
Contact: Pana Jones prjones2@ncsu.edu / 919-560-0525

Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show  – MARCH 24, 2 PM  – The future of farming looks different than you might imagine.  Lise Jenkins discovered its more urban, innovative, and vibrant than she expected.  She found a unique program in Chatham county that brings together the Livestock Conservancy, 4-H, the United Way, farmers, and kids that started with a lesson from our grandparents day. Broadcasts Tuesdays at 2:00pm on WCOM 103.5  Can be heard live or replayed any time at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org

Plants of Distinction: The Scent of Spring
March 26, from 2:30-4 p.m.
Jason Holmes, curator of the Doris Duke Center Gardens, Duke Gardens
Beautiful plants that provide color, delight, fragrance, and seasonality– these are plants of distinction. Spring is a fragrant season; take a walk with Jason to learn of plants that charm us with their springtime perfumes.
$7; Gardens members $5.  Sign up for the entire series for $30; Gardens members $20.
Participant limit: 15
Qualifies for Home Horticulture Certificate elective course (1.5 hours each)
Nature Photography Certificate optional course