2021 Bull City Gardener Learning Series – Live and Virtual Events!

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Ready to get growing? Come learn research-based, sustainable gardening practices with N.C. Cooperative Extension, Durham County Center.

The Bull City Gardener Learning Series is a great way for home and community gardeners to learn new tips and tricks while reviewing the basics. This series is focused on helping you manage ornamental and edible gardens sustainably, all while improving soil health, reducing the use of fertilizers and pesticides, and creating native habitat. Class content is developed from the latest research in applied horticultural science from NC State Extension and other land grant institutions.

Class will be offered in two formats:

  • Bull City Gardener Virtual sessions are offered online, free of charge, and provide an in-depth look at a series of topics.
  • Looking for something more hands-on? Check out the Bull City Gardener Live! sessions for a demonstration-based session at Briggs Ave. Community Garden. Bull City Gardener Live! sessions have a ten-person limit.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES

Classes are taught by Extension Horticulture Agent Ashley Troth and the Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Durham County.


Bull City Gardener Virtual Workshops Date (’21) Time
Getting Started with Warm Season Vegetables Thurs, 2/11 6-8 p.m.
The Dirt on Soil: Nutrient Management in the Garden Thurs, 3/11 6-8 p.m.
Ecology 101: The How and Why of Planting Natives Thurs, 4/8 6-8 p.m.
The Care and Keeping of Trees Thurs, 5/13 6-8 p.m.
The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly: Pest Management in the Garden Thurs, 6/10 6-8 p.m.

Bull City Gardener Live! Workshops Date (’21) Time
All About Briggs Ave Community Garden and Intro to Grafting Tues, 3/16 10-11 a.m.
All About Briggs Ave Community Garden and Intro to Grafting Sun, 3/21 2-3 p.m.
Early Succession Planting and Taking Softwood Cuttings Tues, 4/20 10-11 a.m.
Early Succession Planting and Taking Softwood Cuttings Sun, 4/25 2-3 p.m.
Grow Your Own Fruit and Summer Focus on Pollinator Friendly Plants Tues, 5/18 10-11 a.m.
Grow Your Own Fruit and Summer Focus on Pollinator Friendly Plants Sun, 5/23 2-3 p.m.
Veggie Garden Problem Solving POSTPONED to 7/18 Sun, 7/18 2-3 p.m.
Veggie Garden Problem Solving Tues, 7/13 10-11 a.m.
Fall Focus on Succession Planting and Pollinator Friendly Plants Tues, 9/21 10-11 a.m.
Fall Focus on Succession Planting and Pollinator Friendly Plants Sun, 9/26 2-3 p.m.
Season Extension and Intro to Cover Crops Tues, 10/19 10-11 a.m.
Season Extension and Intro to Cover Crops Sun, 10/24 2-3 p.m.
Composting and Intro to Taking Hardwood Cuttings Tues, 11/16 10-11 a.m.
Composting and Intro to Taking Hardwood Cuttings Sun, 11/21 2-3 p.m.

Bull City Gardener classes are part of the Extension Master Gardener℠ program of Durham County and are open to everyone.

Learn how to become an Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteer.

Photo Credit: Mary Knieram

Template Adapted from Matt Jones, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center

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Ashley Troth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley Troth, Ph.D.Extension Agent, Agriculture - Consumer and Commercial Ornamental Horticulture Call Ashley Email Ashley N.C. Cooperative Extension, Durham County Center
Updated on Jun 10, 2021
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