Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Durham Garden Center offers free classes for backyard chickens, cool vegetables

Get the scoop on backyard chickens at the Durham Garden Center,
March 14. Photo by
Durham Garden Center is offering two free courses to the public this Saturday, March 14. Durham Garden Center is located at 4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705.  Registration is required; sign up at the store OR email Ann at OR call (919) 384-7526

Cold Hardy Vegetables and How to Grow Them
Saturday, March 14th, 10 -11 a.m.
Presenters: Faye McNaull, Lynne Nelson, Durham County Extension Master Gardener volunteers.
Get the jump on starting your vegetable garden with cold hardy plants. Durham County Extension Master Gardener volunteers will describe how to grow vegetables in pots, planters, raised beds or on-the-ground gardens. In addition, you will learn ways to enhance your soil, prevent disease and pests, and the secrets of companion planting.
Keeping Backyard Chickens
Saturday, March 14th, 2 to 4 pm. 
Presentation by Lissa Lutz, EMG.
Love the taste of fresh eggs and the sound of hens peacefully clucking away in the background? Then it might be time for you to start your own backyard flock. Learn how to build a coop, select and care for chickens, and enjoy the bounty of fresh eggs, all in accordance with Durham County regulations.
Lissa Lutz has been a Durham County Master Gardener Volunteer for 17 years. She shares her back yard with a flock of hens and duck.

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