Classes and Lectures – Trees, Curb Appeal, Veggies, and Seeds

Tree Keepers Workshop – Urban Tree Volunteer Training 

Interested in becoming more involved in the community and passionate about trees?  This is an intensive training on tree management and care that will develop volunteers interested in helping with the Trees Across Durham Initiative. $25.00 fee (check made out to: Durham Cooperative Extension) Registration required.

When:                 February 7 & 8, 2014 (Friday & Saturday,  8:30 am -4:00 pm

Where:                Feb 7: Durham Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street,Durham (Day 1- Friday)
Feb 8: City of Durham General Maintenance Building, 2011 Fay Street, Durham (Day 2 – Saturday)

Contact:               Pana Jones   919-560-0525 or

Briggs Ave Community Garden Series-  Cool Vegetable Gardening

Learn about Vegetable Gardening, crop rotation, planning, season extension techniques.  Winter season strategies for growing vegetables.  Class is free/ Registration is required.

When:                 February 15, 2014 (Saturday), 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Where:                 Durham Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street, Durham

Contact:               Pana Jones   919-560-0525 or

Extension Gardener Series at Sarah P. Duke Gardens – Creating Curb Appeal

Learn how you can improve the look of your home and property by improving the landscape. Create appeal for your home using a few basic designs.  Class is free/ Registration required.

When:                 February 16, 2014 (Sunday),  2:00 pm -4:00 pm

Where:               Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham

Contact:            919-688-1707

Durham Garden Forum – Starting Seeds

(free to members, open to the public for a fee)

Joins us an learn more about starting seeds, getting more for less, and expanding your plant variety opportunities through seed selection – what you need to succeed. Registration required.

When:                 February 18, 2014  (Tuesday)  6:30 pm -8:00pm

Where:                 Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham



Garden Workshops, Jan. 11 and 12

Seed Starting Workshop

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 10:00am – 11:00am

Where: Durham County Cooperative Extension Building located at 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701

This workshop is part of the Briggs Avenue Community Garden Educational Learning Series. These events require pre-registration, with no fewer than 7 participants signed-up by Wednesday preceding the speaking date. This allows the MGV speaker to prepare materials. Please register with: Pana Jones 919-560-0525

Garden Journaling

Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Where: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Doris Duke Center, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC

Making effective use of this tool will make gardening easier and more enjoyable. Sponsored in Partnership with the NC Cooperative Extension Service, Durham County Center. Presented by Master Gardeners of Durham County. Free / Pre-registration is required at: 919-688-1707