A special showcase, Meet The Farmhouse Chef, Jamie Dement, will take place in the SEEDS Community Garden (706 Gilbert St) on Saturday, September 9, 5:30–7:30pm. This book-release event celebrates the publication of “The Farmhouse Chef: Recipes & Stories from My Carolina Farm.” Get your copy signed, sample recipes from the book, and enjoy an adult beverage. A portion of the book sales will be donated to SEEDS. It’s free, but write to firstname.lastname@example.org to save your spot.
NC State’s ‘Extension Gardener’
Here’s the Fall edition of North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s online publication “Extension Gardener”:
Duke Gardens workshops
SARAH P DUKE GARDENS, 426 Anderson St, Durham,
919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu; gardening workshops are held in the Doris Duke Center; call 919-668-1707 or 1708 to reserve your spot. Register online or ask questions by writing to email@example.com. Here’s the link to the spring/summer seminars and workshops (note that parking is free after 5pm):
Learn the basics of vegetable gardening
An online how-to publication, Vegetable Gardening: A Beginners’s Guide, is available on the NC Cooperative Extension website. Learn what to plant, and when, and how to prepare the growing site for optimum results. Click here for the link.
Planning your outdoor space
Now that summer is here, it’s the perfect time to survey our properties to determine whether improvements should be made this year. The document below offers lots of suggestions for various areas
Digging Durham Seed Library
A creative partnership of the Durham County Library, SEEDS, the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, NC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, and the Durham Library Foundation has resulted in the Digging Durham Seed Library. Now you have a place to donate extra seeds from your garden and choose get flower, vegetable, herb, and open-pollinated (heirloom) seeds to take home. (You don’t have to give in order to receive.) The South Regional, East Regional, North Regional, and Southwest Regional libraries have seed libraries. Contact Margaret Anderson at 919-560-8598 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Tell us your success story about planting a garden using seeds from the Digging Durham Seed Library:
Main Library—300 N Roxboro St, 919-560-0100 [closed; under renovation]
South Regional—4505 S Alston Ave, 919-560-7409
East Regional—211 Lick Creek Ln, 919-560-0203
North Regional—221 Milton Rd, 919-560-0231
Southwest Regional—3605 Shannon Rd, 919-560-8590.
The Rose Care 104: Fundamentals of Rose Care workshop will be given at Witherspoon Rose Culture (4800 Garrett Rd) on Saturday, September 9, 10am-noon. It’s free; call 800-643-0315 or click here to register.