Learn With Us, July 2021

Durham Garden Forum: July 20, 7-8:30 PM via Zoom

Garden Transformations: From Blah to AhhMichelle Wallace Regional Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension Educator – Northwest Ohio, Central State University – Extension
A garden is always personal. Soil, weather, sun, pests, available plants, restrictions, all impact the choices and compromises you make, particularly when you are new to a region. But, the results will amaze you. This is about Michelle’s journey and the evolution of her landscape.
Via Zoom. For Registration Information, contact durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

The Bull City Gardener Learning Series has virtual and in-person classes. More information can be found HERE

Look for Gardening and Grub talks online on Wednesdays from 1-1:30 PM. Click HERE for the July 7 edition.

Guilford County Gardening Virtual Classes

Chatham County is also offering Virtual Classes

JC Raulston Arboretum offers additional online events.

Virtual and in-person classes are being held at the NC Botanical Garden

Triangle Gardener Magazine compiles a list of courses from many of the above sources and others.

Learn With Us, week of May 30

Bull City Gardener Learning series: Virtual and In-person classes are being offered through July and again starting in September. For more information, click here. Registration is required.

Durham Garden Forum: Crevice Gardening – June 15, 7-8:30 Via Zoom With Karen Williams, Guilford County Extension Master Gardener volunteer – Looking for an architectural element or drought tolerance in your garden? Crevice Gardens, a unique form of rock gardening, might be your answer. Karen describes a crevice garden in the Guilford County Extension Demonstration Garden, designed and implemented by volunteers. Learn to plan, build, plant, and enjoy a crevice garden in your own space. Via Zoom. For Registration Information, contact: durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Gardening and Grub – A Weekly Chat About All Things Food: Wednesdays from 1-1:30 – Every week, our own Cheralyn Berry, NC Cooperative Extension Family & Consumer Science Agent, will answer YOUR questions about gardening, cooking, canning, and whatever food related topics you can come up with! Join us on Zoom at https://go.ncsu.edu/allthingsfood or on Facebook live at https://www.facebook.com/DurhamExtension/

Sarah P. Duke Gardens will enter Phase 2 of reopening on June 1. Please see the Phase 2 link for more information. Online educational programming is also available. At the time this post was compiled, there were a few June classes listed in the 2021 Spring schedule. Summer schedule should be posted soon.

Triangle Gardener publishes a list of classes – scroll down for June.

Chatham County Extension has a series of interesting classes – check the schedule and sign up here.

Happy learning!

Learn With Us, April 2021

The Bull City Gardener Learning Series has virtual and in-person classes. More information can be found HERE

Durham Garden Forum: All About Shrubs – April 20, 2021, 7-8:30 PM via Zoom

With Paul McKenzie, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Area Agent, Vance/Warren County Centers
Shrubs are the backbone of a garden. Paul will review some recommended shrubs with an emphasis on woody shrubs, deer resistant plants and how to best use them in your landscape.
Via Zoom. For Registration Information, Contact durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Order plants from the Durham Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale.

Guilford County Spring Gardening Virtual Classes

Chatham County is also offering Virtual Classes

As we await the phased reopening of Sarah P. Duke Gardens, there are many Online Classes being offered.

JC Raulston Arboretum offers additional online events.

Virtual and in-person classes are being held at the NC Botanical Garden

Triangle Gardener Magazine compiles a list of courses from many of the above sources and others.

Learn With Us – March

Durham Garden Forum: Designing a Rightsized Foodscape with Brie Arthur of BrieGrows
Tuesday, March 16⋅7:00 – 8:30pm via Zoom

Foodscaping is all about making the most of the available square footage for a successful harvest. Brie shares insights on designing and managing a rightsized garden, including container growing, minimizing animal browsing, aeroponic systems and live screens. For Registration Information, contact durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Bull City Gardener Learning Series: Online and In-person classes are being offered. Check the schedule and Register here: https://durham.ces.ncsu.edu/2021/01/bull-city-gardener-learning-series-live-and-virtual-events/

Click here for a selection of programs highlighted by Sarah P. Duke Gardens: https://gardens.duke.edu/resources

Triangle Gardener magazine has compiled another list of area programming: https://www.trianglegardener.com/garden-events/

Learn With Us

Virtual Garden Tours: Sometimes on these cold, dreary winter days it feels like spring will never arrive! Why not brighten your day by looking at the videos of NC Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Garden in Pittsboro? These virtual tours feature many of the garden’s 225 different species of plants and the pollinators and other beneficial insects and critters that depend on this habitat. You can learn about new species of plants to include in your garden. Click here to view the videos on the Growing Small Farms website.

Online Learning: Vance/Warren EMGVs will host an on-line learning series with the theme “Gardening in Harmony with Nature”, featuring presenters from NC State Horticulture, the NC Botanical Garden, NC Audubon and Cooperative Extension. The series will be held on alternate Wednesdays at 1 pm, beginning 2/11. Get all the details, including the registration link, at http://go.ncsu.edu/mastergardenerchat

Virtual Bee Hotel Build-along, Feb. 27, 2021, 1-3 PM: Bring some happiness to your backyard native bees with your very own bee hotel! Dr. Elsa Youngsteadt will kick off this event with the biology of native bees and then the expert crafters at the Makerspace will guide us on a build-a-long. We’ll end up with more understanding and love of our native bees and a hotel for them to call home this spring. For the build: You can bring your own materials from a list provided at this link. Or, for those who do not have saws and want to avoid a trip to the hardware store, we have a limited number of pre-cut lumber kits available for purchase, too ($25, shipping to NC and surrounding states only). Kits must be purchased by February 15th. Registration and more info, here: https://cals.ncsu.edu/applied-ecology/event/bee-hotel-build-a-long/ The event is free to attend with registration, open to all, and we welcome anyone who wants to learn about native bees, whether you stick around for the build or not.