Learn With Us, week of March 1

Raised Bed Gardening CANCELLED
Saturday, March 7 10:00 – 11:00am
For Garden’s Sake
9197 NC-751, Durham, NC 27713

“Raised Beds: If You Build Them the Veggies Will Come” — This class will cover the several advantages of raised bed gardening including recommendations on planning, locating, preparing and constructing the bed. The presenter will also offer helpful tips on season extension, crop rotation, companion planting, improving your soil, using journals to record plant successes (and failures), protection from critters and plant supports. There will also be a discussion of such potential problems and pitfalls as contaminated beds or pest infestations

To register, email ann@fgsnursery.com or call 919-484-9759

Learn With Us, week of January 13

JAN. 16, 7-8:30 PM, Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Presenter: Craig Mauney, Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center, NC Cooperative Extension
Greet the new year with information about new and emerging crops for the home garden. Perhaps expand your garden to include wasabi or upland rice! Craig will also review some exciting new varieties of both fruits and vegetables.

Please note the date has been changed to Wednesday, 1/16 due to a scheduling conflict.

No pre-registration necessary. Lecture fee: free for forum members with $25 annual membership; $10 per meeting for non-members, payable to Durham Garden Forum.

For membership information, email durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Learn With Us, Week of August 19

Cool/Cold Season Vegetables
Saturday, August 25, 10:00am – 11:00pm
Durham Garden Center
4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Description:A remarkable variety of tasty vegetables (including root crops and greens) can be happy and healthy when the temperature drops and your tomatoes and squash are all but memories. It’s also the time to plant crops that will rejuvenate your soil over Winter as well as those that can be harvested early next summer. We will also be offering tips on what to do with your garden when it is too cold to get out there.

Call to Register: 919.384.7526

Container Vegetable Gardening presentation

Container Vegetable Gardening: Spring & Summer

Learn to grow your own lettuce, peas, carrots, spinach, cabbage, tomatoes, peppers & culinary herbs (like: basil, parsley & thyme) in pots & window boxes this year.  We will demonstrate how to start vegetables from both seeds & starts so you can grow salads, homemade tomato sauce & fiery salsa on your own deck or porch.  This is part of our Master Gardener series.  Class is free / Registration is required.

When: March 2, 2014 (Sunday), 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where: South Regional Library, 4505 Alston Avenue, Durham

Contact: Cathy Starkweather   919-560-7410

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 prjones2@ncsu.edu

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 prjones2@ncsu.edu

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

Contact:              durhamgardenforum@gmail.com