Learn With Us, week of September 13

Lawn Care, Extension Garden Seminar
Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Durham Public Library, South Regional Branch, 4505 south Alston Avenue, Durham, NC
Establishing & maintaining a lawn in the Triangle can be challenging. This presentation will cover the basics of both new lawn establishment, & existing lawn rehabilitation & maintenance, as well as discussing alternative grasses & alternatives to a lawn. Presented by Charles Murphy, Durham County Extension Volunteer Master Gardener.
Class is free. Registration required. Contact: 919-560-7410 To Register: durhamcountylibrary.org – Click on ‘Events’ to find the calendar of events. Go to the date of the class and sign up.

Shade Gardening – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC
Learn about shrubs & perennials that will thrive & bring color to your shady garden. Jason Holmes, curator of the Doris Duke Center at Duke Gardens, will introduce you to a variety of shade loving plants.
$10.00 fee per class or annual membership fee. No pre-registration necessary
durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Sept. 15, 2 PM on WCOM FM, 103.5 – Getting Dirty Radio Show
Fantastic Figs
Our Timely Gardener, Amy Hill, is thinking about figs.  Listen in as she shares some figgy ideas for your future. Listen to past episodes on http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org/

Sept. 18, 2 PM on WCOM FM 103.5 – Getting Dirty Radio Show
Flowers at 65 MPH
Lise Jenkins meets a team who maintains over 300,000 acres of plantings under some of the toughest gardening conditions imaginable.  Listen to past episodes on http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org/

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