NC State’s ‘Extension Gardener’
Here’s the Winter edition of North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s online publication, “Extension Gardener”:
Durham County Master Gardeners radio show
Did you know that the Master Gardeners from the Durham County Cooperative Extension have a radio show? It’s called “Getting Dirty in Your Garden,” and here’s the latest episode, where Master Gardener volunteer Charles Murphy interviews Byron Schermerhorn, a wildlife consultant, about helping our neighborhood birds survive the harsh winter.
Tree planting with Keep Durham Beautiful
Neighbors are invited to help Keep Durham Beautiful, in partnership with the Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative and Delta Air Lines, to plant trees for beautification, to help oxygenate the planet, and counter global warming. All equipment is provided, but you’re welcome to take your work gloves.
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):
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.