Learn With Us, week of June 30

Composting

Sunday, June 30⋅3:00 – 4:00pm Durham County Library – South Regional Library 4505 S Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713

Description: “Backyard composting” — Discover the basics of successful composting and vermicomposting. Learn how to transform food scraps, leaves, and other organic materials into a nutrient-rich soil conditioner that will benefit your lawn and gardens. Classes are free. Registration at the SRL is required. Register online at the Durham County Library website durhamcountylibrary.org. Click on “Events” to find the full calendar of events. Go to the date of the class and sign up. You can also call the Information Desk at South Regional Library to register: 919-560-7410.

Learn With Us, week of June 1

Shade Gardening

Saturday, June 1⋅10:00 – 11:00am For Garden’s Sake 9197 NC-751, Durham, NC 27713

Description: Successful SHADE GARDENING is a necessary concern to many in our area who haven’t access to “all sun – all the time”. Topics addressed will be varieties of flowers, shrubs, vegetables and grasses that do well in shady areas to include their propagation and nutrient requirements. The essentials of soil and water as well as the unique concerns of shade-driven diseases and pests will also be covered. Free/Registration required To register, email ann@fgsnursery.com or call 919-484-9759

Painless Perennials – Durham Garden Center

Saturday, June 8⋅10:00 – 11:00am Durham Garden Center 4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705

Description: PAINLESS PERENNIALS will address seasonal selections of reliable plants to keep your garden colorful from Spring through Fall and into next year. Topics will cover deer resistant plants for both your sunny or shady garden as well as attracting pollinators. Soils, sun and water requirements, in-ground and container varieties and basic pruning and propagation are also on the agenda. Free/Registration required Contact: 919-384-7526 or http://www.durhamgardencenternc.com Sign up at the store, online or by phone. Include the seminar title and full name(s) of persons attending

Learn With Us, week of May 26

Jun 01, 2019 – Shade Gardening – For Garden’s Sake Nursery – 10-11 am  9197 NC-751, Durham

Successful SHADE GARDENING is a necessary concern to many in our area who haven’t access to “all sun – all the time”. Topics addressed will be varieties of flowers, shrubs, vegetables and grasses that do well in shady areas to include their propagation and nutrient requirements. The essentials of soil and water as well as the unique concerns of shade-driven diseases and pests will also be covered.
Free/Registration required
To register, email ann@fgsnursery.com or call 919-484-9759

Learn With Us, week of May 27

Raised Beds – For Garden’s Sake
Saturday, June 2, 10:00am – 12:00pm
For Garden’s Sake
9197 NC-751, Durham, NC 27713
Description:This discussion will cover the advantages of raised bed gardening including recommendations for planning, locating, preparing and constructing the bed. Durham Master Gardener Charles Murphy will offer helpful tips on crop rotation, companion planting, improving your soil, using journals to record plant successes (and failures, protection from critters and plant supports. There will also be a discussion of such potential pitfalls as contaminated beds or pest infestations.

Registration is required, by email ann@fgsnursery.com or call 919-484-9759 ext. 1

Learn With Us, week of May 13

The Secret Life of Trees – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, May 15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
An informal group independent of Sarah P. Duke Gardens, the Durham Garden Forum meets once a month to enrich its members’ gardening knowledge and skill. This month we’ll consider how it is possible for trees to thrive in so many different situations: dry, wet, wind-swept, cold and more. Find out what we know about the strategies and techniques trees use to survive.

Instructor: Jan Little, director of education and public programs, Duke Gardens.
Location: Doris Duke Center.
Fee: $10 per meeting for non-members. Walk-ins welcome with no pre-registration at $10 per lecture. Memberships may be purchased at any lecture. Forum members free with annual $25 membership, payable to Durham Garden Forum.

Native Bees – Sarah P Duke Gardens
Thursday, May 17, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
Description:Presentation by Chris Apple

Honey bees are only part of the pollination story! Learn from Chris about bees that are native to our area and the role they play in our food supply. Chris will also discuss how to encourage native bees in your garden.
Free. Registration required. Call (919) 668-1707 or email: gardenseducation@duke.edu

More Fun, Less Pain Gardening – For Garden’s Sake
Saturday, May 19, 10:00am – 12:00pm
For Garden’s Sake
9197 NC-751, Durham, NC 27713
Description:Gardening is the number one pastime in the U.S. so it should not be surprising that more than 400,000 outdoor garden tool-related injuries are treated in emergency rooms each year. This talk discusses “on the job” injuries that gardeners may sustain and physical preparations to help avoid stress injuries. There will be recommendations and demonstrations of ergonomic tools to make gardening chores easier including online sources.
Presenters: Dr. John Harrelson, Charles Murphy, Durham County Extension Master Gardeners
Registration is required, by email ann@fgsnursery.com or call 919-484-9759 ext. 1.

Shade Gardening – Durham Garden Center
Saturday, May 19, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Durham Garden Center
4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Description:Instead of looking at the “shadow-zone” as a problem, it’s time to see it as an asset. This presentation will introduce you to the factors that allow certain plants to adapt to shade and will suggest a variety of plants that will fill your shady landscape with lush foliage and great color variations.
Registration Required. Sign up here: http://www.durhamgardencenternc.com/workshops/