Learn With Us, Week of July 22

Rain Gardens 
Sunday, July 22, 3:00 – 4:00pm
Durham County Library – North Regional Library
221 Milton Rd, Durham, NC 27712
Description:A rain garden allows water to percolate down into the ground slowly, recharging your ground water and minimizing the amount of soil and fertilizer that would otherwise be lost through runoff. Explore the beauty and functionality of rain gardens with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers Georganne Sebastian and Darcey Martin. They will discuss the where, why, and wow of water conservation through residential rain gardens.

North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road, Durham, NC 27712 3:00-4:00pm
Classes are free. Registration is required.

Register with Pana Jones, EMGV Coordinator via email at prjones2@ncsu.edu or call her at 919 560-0521.

Durham Garden Forum Gardener’s Fair
Tuesday, July 24, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
Description:2018 Gardener’s Fair, Durham Garden Forum
Featuring area  Experts and garden suppliers

Exhibits Include:
Products and Plants
Amendments and composting
Maintenance strategies and products
And more
Breakout Demonstrations:
Pruning
Propagation
Decorating with succulents

This is a free event.
No pre-registration necessary. Free parking after 5:00 pm
When: July 24, 2018 (Tuesday)
Where: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, Doris Duke Center
Contact: durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Perennials and Pollinators 
Thursday, July 26, 2:00 – 3:00pm
Durham County Library – North Regional Library
221 Milton Rd, Durham, NC 27712
Description:Perennials, Pollinators and Color
Chris Apple, Durham County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer will discuss with you how perennials can attract pollinators to our gardens and investigate how we can use those perennials to interject color or interest into our gardens throughout the year.

North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road, Durham, NC 27712 2:00-3:00pm
Classes are free. Registration is required.

Register with Pana Jones, EMGV Coordinator via email at prjones2@ncsu.edu or call her at 919 560-0521.

Learn With Us, week of June 7

Painless Perennials – Extension Garden Seminars
Sunday, Jun 7, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Durham Public Library, South Regional Library, 4502 South Alston Avenue
Seasonal selections of reliable plants to keep your garden colorful from spring to fall. Deer resistant varieties for both your sunny and shady garden.
Presented by Cathy Lambe and Ann Barnes, Durham County Extension Master Gardeners. Free/Registration required.
Contact: Cathy Starkweather, cstarkweather@dconc.gov 919-560-7410
June 9: There’s Gold in Your Kitchen Scraps – Getting Dirty Radio Show
Many of us live with small yards or have HOA restrictions which prevent us from having a compost pile.  Lise Jenkins discovers some options for managing scraps and creating valuable soil amendments. Broadcast at 2PM on Tuesdays on WCOM 103.5 FM,  at 8AM on Saturdays on WDFC 101.7 or anytime at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org/

Drip Irrigation Systems for Container & Raised Bed Gardens
Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street

Tired of hand watering your containers and beds all summer long? Join us for a hands on presentation and learn to assemble a simple automated and water_ efficient drip irrigation system for your home garden. You will walk away confident enough to do it yourself!
Free/Registration required. Contact: 919-668-1707

Learn at a Library – September 29

Perennials: Dig, Divide, & Share

Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 3:00pm – 4:00pm 

Where:South Regional Branch Library, 4505 South Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713 (Map)

Join a Durham Extension Master Gardener to learn more about growing perennials, what’s new and hot, as well as perennial garden management – digging, dividing, and sharing with friends. To register call 919-560-7409.

 

Durham Urban Trees

Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 3:00pm – 4:00pm 

Where:North Regional Branch Library, 221 Milton Rd, Durham, NC 27712 (Map)

Join a Durham Extension Master Gardener Volunteer for a presentation on Durham Urban Trees. Tree planting season is here, learn about plants that will thrive in Durham. Call 919-560-0231 to register.