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!

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.