Learn With Us, week of May 12

Herbs – For Garden’s Sake Nursery
Saturday, May 1810:00 – 11:00am
9197 NC-751, Durham
Description: This talk will cover common and interesting herbs that can be grown in our area. Successful herb gardening utilizing both indoor and outdoor techniques will be addressed as well as treatment of pests and diseases that may be encountered. Also mentioned will be harvesting, preservation and perhaps an interesting recipe use or two.

Free/Registration required. To register, email ann@fgsnursery.com or call 919-484-9759

Learn With Us, midweek edition

Tantalize Your Senses with Herbs Sat 3/11 10am – 12pm Durham Garden Center, 4536 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC

Presented by Faye McNaull and Lynne Nelson, Durham County Extension Master Gardener volunteers. Durham County Master Gardeners, Lynne Nelson and Faye McNaull, also known as “The Veggie Queens”, will discuss how to grow herbs in containers for year-round enjoyment. Herbs, in combination with veggies and flowers, offer endless possibilities for the home or apartment balcony gardener. Requires registration. RSVP by either signing up at the store, calling the store at 919-384-7526, or emailing an RSVP to: Managers@DurhamGardenCenterNC.com

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 Lectures, week of June 2 – 8, 2014

Tantalize Your Senses – Grow Herbs!
June 7, 10 – 11am, Durham Garden Center

Hot and dry or cool and moist; sun or shade; containers or beds; annuals or perennials: there is something for everyone. This program includes growing tips, culinary uses, companion planting, preserving and a bit of folk lore. Presenters: Faye McNaull and Lynne Nelson, Durham County Master Gardeners.

Summer Southern Favorites: Worms in My Garden – Vermicomposting
June 8, 3 – 4pm, North Regional Library, 221 Milton Rd.

Vermicomposting uses worms to recycle organic materials into valuable soil amendments for plants and crops. Class is free, registration is required. Contact: Shelley Geyer (919)560-0237

Classes at Durham Libraries

On April 28th, you can choose between two classes offered at Durham County Library branches. Call to register, or visit Durham Co. Libraries’ website: http://www.durhamcountylibrary.org/index.php

April 28, 3-4PM

Container Gardening with Herbs

South Regional Library, Durham County Libraries

Learn everything you need to know about growing herbs in containers. Find out how to group a variety of herbs to achieve a container of interesting textures and colors — not to mention easy access to savory edibles all year round! This is part of our Master Gardener series. Speakers: Lynne Nelson and Faye McNaull. Registration is required. 919-560-7410

April 28, 3-4PM

Durham Gardening Basics for Natives & Transplants

North Regional Library, Durham County Libraries

If you’ve been thinking about planting a garden, come and get the information you need to get started from a Durham County Master Gardener. To register, call  (919) 560-0236