The Enthusiastic Gardener
The EPA estimates that 55-65% of waste generated in this country is residential, and much of that material is organic. Lise Jenkins talks to NC State Extension Specialist Rhonda Sherman to find out how to use worms to recycle her kitchen scraps and create a valuable soil amendment.
In next week’s episode we will learn about garden maintenance for July, how to manage those large and unruly tomato plants, and the importance of green spaces. Until then, get out to your garden and Get Dirty!
- Potato Late Blight Alert
- City of Durham Watering Restrictions
- Managing Tomatoes
- Managing Turf
- Integrated Pest Management
- NC State University Vermicomposting in NC
- Backyard Streams and Runoff - Management, Enhancement and Restoration. June 28th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM NC Botanical Garden The workshop covers concepts of stream and riparian areamanagement; creeks, drainage ditches and storm-water channels; challenges and rewards of working with pediment streams as natural landscape features will be explored. Examples will include local case-studies. Other topics include the basics of fluvial processes and watershed delineation and assessment. Also there will be an introduction to stream stability assessment and the importance of riparian planting. Hands-on work with topographic maps and a quick walking tour of Morgan Creek will be included. Viewing the Garden streams will assist with understanding of practical concepts. Participants will also learn how they might enhance their gardens with natural water features. Fee: $15 ($10 NCBG Member) The JC Raulston Arboretum has a summer intern program. Each intern picks their Arboretum favorite and conducts a tour highlighting their pick of plants. Come take the tour and ask the interns plenty of questions to test their horticultural knowledge. The date is July 1st with tours from 9 AM till 10:30 and 6 PM till 7:30
- The JC Raulston Arboretum has a summer intern program. Interns pick their Arboretum favorite and will conduct a tour highlighting their pick of plants. Come take the tour and ask the interns plenty of questions to test their horticultural knowledge. The date is July 1st with tours from 9 AM till 10:30 and 6 PM till 7:30
- Gardeners Fair - July 15th. 6:30-8:00 pm. Hosted by the Durham Garden Forum, This a free event and is open to all. Here are some of the topics you can learn about and see on display at booths: Beekeeping, Birding, Orchids, Rain Gardens, Mushroom logs, Sands and soils, Wild Birds. The fair will be held at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Duke university Campus, Durham.
- Growing and Making Local Teas July 20th 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM NC Botanical Garden Learn how all types of tea (white, green, oolong and black) are made from the leaves of camellia sinensis. The class will include an introduction to tea, hands on demonstrations and a tea tasting, including tea grown here in Chapel Hill. Fee includes your own tea leaves to take home! Limit to 10 participants. Fee: $35 ($30 NCBG members)