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Bright yellow lilies in a Durham NC front garden
SARAH P DUKE GARDENS
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Duke Gardens (420 Anderson St, 919-684-3698) now offers demonstrations and classes as online events; click here and then click on “Register” and fill in the info to get the details on classes and events: ​

  • Mums the Word: Growing Display Chrysanthemums—Tuesday, November 2, 10am–noon; online; $18, free for Duke Gardens members

  • Virtual Walk on the Wild Side: Fall in the Blomquist Garden—Thursday, November 4, 11am–noon; online; free

  • Seasonal Celebrities: Autumn Plants for Your NC Garden—Saturday, November 6, 10–11am; online; $8, $6.40 for Duke Gardens members

  • Mighty Oaks: A Panel Discussion—Tuesday, November 9, 7–8:30pm; online; $15, $12 for Duke Gardens members.

SERENITY GARDEN WORKDAY

The Change Center invites those who are interested in learning about gardening and how it relates to good health to the Garden Workshop @ Serenity Community Garden (1309 Jackson St) on Sunday, November 21, 3–5pm. Free admission; be sure to have your masks on hand and to wear closed-toed shoes. Visit the Facebook event page for more info. 

MERRICK-MOORE GARDEN WORKDAY

Volunteers are welcome to come out for the Merrick-Moore Community Garden Workday (2421 Cheek Rd) on Saturday, November 20, 10–11:30am. Take a tour of the garden and help spread and level some mulch. Feel free to bring your own workgloves and rake. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

ALL ABOUT MUSHROOMS

The Durham Co-op Market (1111 W Chapel Hill St) will host A Fungi Chat with Fun Guy, Frank Hyman on Saturday, November 13, 12:30–1:30pm. Author and gardener Hyman will base his talk on his latest book, “How to Forage Mushrooms Without Dying: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to 29 Wild, Edible Mushrooms.” Free admission; visit the Facebook event page for more info.

GARDENING RADIO SHOW

WPTF’s Weekend Gardener radio show has been on the air since 1985 and is a wonderful 3-hour exploration of flower and lawn care, soil improvement  and pest control ideas, and much more. It airs every Saturday, 8–11am, on 680am and 98.5fm. If you’re not able to listen to the live broadcast, you can always click on the radio below and listen to past shows.

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NC STATE’S ‘EXTENSION GARDENER’ MAGAZINE

Here’s the Winter 2020 edition of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s online publication, Extension Gardener. ​This is the latest edition—none have been printed in 2021.

To make it easier to read, click on the double arrows in the upper right-hand corner ( >> ) and choose “Presentation Mode.”