Learn With Us, July 2022

Durham Garden Forum – Agronomics: The Economics of Land Use
July 19, 2022, 7 – 8:30 PM

with Delphine Sellers, retired director of the Durham Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Via Zoom. Registration Required: durhamgardenforum@gmail.com. Dues for the 2022 calendar year are $25. (Another option is to pay $10 to attend one lecture.)

Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener? Durham County’s 15 week training program will begin in January 2023, and interest meetings will be held this summer. Contact the Master Gardener office at mastergardener@dconc.gov for more information or to be added to the interest list.

Check out Triangle Gardener‘s list of area lectures and other learning opportunities.

Stay hydrated and cool while you are enjoying outdoor spaces, and keep learning!

Learn With Us, March 2022

Bull City Gardener LIVE in-person classes at Briggs Ave. Community garden are back! Click here for the schedule and for registration. March sessions will be held on 3/15 and 3/20. Registration is required.

Durham Garden Forum, 3/15/22: “Pollinator Gardening for the South” with Danesha Seth Carley, Director, NSF Center for Integrated Pest Management, Associate Professor, Horticultural Science. Co-author with Anne Spafford: “Pollinator Gardening for the South: Creating Sustainable Habitats.”  Gardens are beautiful and can be beneficial. Danesha will give us up-to-date scientific research and artful design strategies to outline how each of us can plan, plant and maintain a garden to help pollinators thrive. Registration is required. Contact Durham Garden Forum

Art In Bloom, NC Museum of Art – March 16 – 20, 2022

Additional opportunities for learning:

JC Raulston Arboretum

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Triangle Gardener

Learn With Us, February 2022

Durham Garden Forum – Goodness Gracious: Great Ground Covers! Tuesday, February 157:00 – 8:30pm

online with Jason Holmes, curator of the Doris Duke Center Gardens, Duke Gardens. 

Groundcover plants create a carpet in our garden beds to minimize weeds, improve soil and look beautiful. Jason will review tried and true groundcovers along with suggestions for dry, wet, shady, and sunny locations, and lawn replacement options.

for further information and to register: 

durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Learn With Us, September 2021

Durham Garden Forum: Introduction to Growing Tea in North Carolina

Tuesday, September 217:00 – 8:30pm

with Christine Parks, owner Camellia Forest Tea Garden
and author of “Grow Your Own Tea”
Learn to make all types of tea – white, green, oolong, and black – with your thriving Camellia sinensis plants. Christine joins us to provide an overview of tea including history, key plant characteristics, as well as how to plant, grow and harvest tea. Via Zoom, contact durhamgardenforum@gmail.com for link. 

Bull City Gardener Live! classes are back at Briggs Avenue Community Garden after a short August break. Sign up today, space is limited. September’s topic is Fall Focus on Succession Planting and Pollinator Friendly Plants

As always, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, NC Botanical Gardens, and J.C. Raulston Arboretum all offer classes and lectures.

Triangle Gardener Magazine lists additional opportunities.

Learn With Us, August 2021

The fall catalog of Adult Programming at Duke Gardens is available here. Beat the August heat and get ready for autumn by registering for a class (or classes!).

You can learn about plants, create garden-inspired art, or even practice yoga in courses listed in Triangle Gardener’s Events Pages – click the link and scroll down for August offerings.

The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s complete course listings are here.

J.C. Raulston Arboretum has a number of online offerings and some in-person events here.

Keep cool and think about fall gardening!