Thursday, May 24, 2012

Durham Garden Forum Advice Fair

Jason Holmes, curator of the 
Doris Duke Center Gardens,
will be among the presenters
at the Gardener's Advice Fair.

The Durham Garden Forum will host a free Gardener's Advice Fair on Tuesday, July 17, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Duke Gardens.

The fair is sponsored by the forum, Duke Gardens and N.C. Cooperative Extension.

Informational booth topics and experts will include the following:

Rain barrels: Mike Runk, cofounder of the local company Rainwater Solutions. Mike will also do a rain barrel giveaway.

Repellants: Marilyn Cox, owner of the local company I Must Garden 

Garden Tools: Stone Bros. & Byrd of Durham 

Vermicomposting/composting: Extension Master Gardeners Lynne Nelson & Sara

Soil: Robin Watson, N.C. Department of Agriculture soil agronomist. Bring your soil test results so Robin can help interpret them during the fair. 

N.C. Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers: Answering general gardening questions 

Bird Baths and Houses: Cynthia Fox, owner of Wild Bird Center in Chapel Hill 

Trees: Alex Johnson, certified arborist and urban forester for the City of Durham 

Rain Gardens: Laura Webb-Smith, storm water educator for the City of Durham 

Right Plant, Right Place: Jason Holmes, curator at Sarah P. Duke Gardens 

Durham Garden Center: Barbara Albertus will talk about the hottest new plants 

Durham Photography Club: This club meets on the second Monday evening of each month at Duke Gardens. Photographers of all levels are welcome.

For more information about the Advice Fair, please email or call 919-668-1707.

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