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 – 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, week of January 19



Where Have All the Fireflies Gone? – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, January 21, 2020⋅7:00 – 8:30pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
Dr. Elsa Youngsteadt, Assistant Professor of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University joins us to look at the facts about insect decline. Remember years ago when you had to frequently wash your windshield to remove bugs? Why does that not happen as much now and what does it mean in terms of environmental health for us all?

The Durham Garden Forum is an informal group that meets once a month to enrich our gardening knowledge and skill.
Lectures free for members, $10 general public.
No pre-registration necessary.

CONTACT US: durhamgardenforum@gmail.com