Cazimi Healing: Product Launch + Discussion
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Cazimi Healing: Product Launch + Discussion

Join Ricky Bratz of Cazimi Healing for a discussion on some of the fabulous herbs you can find in her new product line, which will be stocked by Durham Garden Center!

We will discuss ten herbs for immunity, anxiety, mood and protection and sample Cazimi Healing’s new products. These herbs are also easy to grow in the garden and will be available for sale at DGC following the class.

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Mushroom Log Demonstration
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Mushroom Log Demonstration

Join Laura Stewart of Haw River Mushrooms, LLC to learn how to inoculate mushroom logs for outdoor growing.  We will inoculate shiitake logs together in class, and talk about growing shiitake, oyster, and lions mane mushrooms, including selecting wood varieties, inoculation tools, site preparation, maintenance, mushroom ID, and harvest techniques.  Course cost includes one inoculated shiitake log to take home.  Spawn and other tools will be available at an additional cost if you wish to inoculate more logs at home.  Come for the fungus, stay for the fun!  

Registration fee is $35


About the instructor:

Laura Stewart is the co-owner of Haw River Mushrooms, LLC, based in Saxapahaw.  Her farm grows oyster, shiitake, lions mane, cinnamon cap, reishi, and other seasonal varieties of hard wood mushrooms.  Laura is also a certified mushroom forager for NC, SC, and GA.  Learn more about her work and the farm on Instagram & Facebook !

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The Art of Kokedama
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

The Art of Kokedama

Join Aisha Sanders from Urbane Terrain for our first ever KOKEDAMA WORKSHOP!

Participants will use this unique bonsai technique to create their own blooming works of art. All supplies are provided. Registration fee is $35.

Light refreshments will be provided.
You can register in-store or online via our
contact form. Seats will be reserved when payment is received.

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Closed Terrariums
Feb
23
10:30 AM10:30

Closed Terrariums

Join Liz for a hands-on terrarium making class! Terrariums, ferns+foliage, soil, and stones included in the registration price. Come learn how to make these elegant, self-contained ecosystems. Registration is $30.
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You can register in-store or online via our contact form. Seats will be reserved when payment is received.

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Houseplant 101
Jan
26
11:00 AM11:00

Houseplant 101

Are you new to house plants and want to learn all the basics for keeping happy and healthy plants in your home? Are you a veteran house plant lover and want to freshen up your skills and knowledge, or share your years of experience with new plant lovers?

Join us on Saturday January 26th for our House plant 101 and we’ll walk you through some basic steps for enjoying plants in your home.

This workshop will cover how to choose a plant for your space; light, water, and fertilization requirements; and how to keep your plant healthy year-round. We will also touch on troubleshooting signs of unhappy plants and what you can do about it. Finally, a potting demo will leave you with the knowledge of how to pot a plant and which soil to use.

We have limited space, so registration is required. You can register by calling the store or online via our contact form.

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Evergreen Wreaths with Orlaya Flora
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Evergreen Wreaths with Orlaya Flora

Join Orlaya Flora for a workshop on how to create an evergreen wreath with elements from your garden! Vines for wreath bases, evergreen foliage and dried flowers from their farm will be provided.

Katherine and Katie will walk you through all the steps you need to make a beautiful, unique wreath. You are encouraged to bring a few interesting seed pods, berries, feathers etc. from your garden to add some extra intrigue to your wreath!

Registration is $40. Cash payments can be made in-store prior to day of workshop.

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Holiday Open House!
Nov
8
3:30 PM15:30

Holiday Open House!

Join DGC to celebrate the holidays! Refreshments + activities! Kids workshop & evergreen wreaths with Orlaya Flora!

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Join Orlaya Flora for a workshop on how to create an evergreen wreath with elements from your garden! Vines for wreath bases, evergreen foliage and dried flowers from their farm will be provided.

Katherine and Katie will walk you through all the steps you need to make a beautiful, unique wreath. You are encouraged to bring a few interesting seed pods, berries, feathers etc. from your garden to add some extra intrigue to your wreath!

Registration is $40. Cash payments can be made in-store prior to day of workshop.

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Make Ornaments with Tara! All ages & free.

Registration is encouraged to ensure we have enough supplies! You can register online via our contact form or by calling the store.

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PLANTING FOR SUCCESS: TREE AND SHRUB CARE WITH LEAF & LIMB
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

PLANTING FOR SUCCESS: TREE AND SHRUB CARE WITH LEAF & LIMB

Join Craig Blackmar, one of Leaf and Limb's expert Treecologists, for a free workshop about the essentials of proper planting. The talk will be followed by a Q&A about trees and shrubs. 

You are welcome to bring in clippings of trees and shrubs with disease or pests problems for help with diagnosing! 

THIS WORKSHOP WAS RESCHEDULED. If you registered for the previous workshop time, please register again. Sign-up is encouraged so we know how many people to expect. You can sign-up in-store or online via our contact form.

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Top 10 Perennial Medicinal Herbs for the NC Piedmont
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Top 10 Perennial Medicinal Herbs for the NC Piedmont

Join herbalist Ricky Bratz of Cazimi Healing for a discussion on her favorite perennial medicinal herbs to include in a homegrown medicine garden. We will cover both shade and sun loving plants. Come sip some herbal tea and learn how to grow these useful plants, their many medicinal gifts, and how to prepare them for your personal use. Handout included. 

This workshop is FREE and open to the public. Sign-up is not required but encouraged so we know how many people to expect. You can register in-store or online via our contact form.

 

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Planting For Success: Tree and Shrub Care with Leaf & Limb
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Planting For Success: Tree and Shrub Care with Leaf & Limb

Join Craig Blackmar, one of Leaf and Limb's expert Treecologists, for a workshop about the essentials of proper planting. The talk will be followed by a Q&A about trees and shrubs. 

You are welcome to bring in clippings of trees and shrubs with disease or pests problems for help with diagnosing! 

This workshop is FREE and open to the public. Sign-up is not required but encouraged so we know how many people to expect. 

 

 

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Cool/Cold Season Vegetables for Fall Harvest or Over-Wintering
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Cool/Cold Season Vegetables for Fall Harvest or Over-Wintering

Join Veggie Queens Faye and Lynn to learn about the remarkable variety of tasty vegetables (including root crops and greens) that can be happy and healthy when the temperature drops and your tomatoes and squash are all but memories. It's also the time to plant crops that will rejuvenate your soil over Winter as well as those that can be harvested early next summer. We will also be offering tips on what to do with your garden when it is too cold to get out there.

CLASS IS FULL!!

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KIDS WORKSHOP! Flower Petal Art w/ Teacher Tara
Jun
10
12:00 PM12:00

KIDS WORKSHOP! Flower Petal Art w/ Teacher Tara

Art is all around us! Join us to discover and create using natural materials. Kids will explore patterns and colors while making a sun catcher and bookmark to take home or give as a gift. Sign up at the store or via our contact form

*Sign-up is required to insure we have enough supplies. Space is limited to 10 kids - all ages are welcome. 

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Shade Gardening Seminar
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Shade Gardening Seminar

Instead of looking at the "shadow-zone" as a problem, it's time to see it as an asset. This presentation with Master Gardeners Susannah and Mary will introduce you to the factors that allow certain plants to adapt to shade and will suggest a variety of plants that will fill your shady landscape with lush foliage and great color variations.

This event is FREE. Sign up at the store or online via our contact form.

*Please note: due to our limited seating capacity all workshops require signup by the Friday before to reserve a spot!
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KIDS WORKSHOP! Butterfly Science
May
6
2:00 PM14:00

KIDS WORKSHOP! Butterfly Science

Join Teacher Tara as we investigate the science of butterflies! Kids will learn about a butterfly’s life cycle, participate in an exciting science experiment, and make a butterfly feeder to take home! Recommended for children ages 6-12 but all ages are welcome.

Please sign up via our contact form, in person at the store, or by calling the store! Sign up is required to assure we have enough supplies.

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Pollinator Workshop w/ Lee
May
5
12:00 PM12:00

Pollinator Workshop w/ Lee

Join Lee Moore Crawford of Lee Attracting Birds and Bees and Hana Lee Flower Design to learn how to transform your outdoor areas into bird and pollinator habitats.  We will create a small plotting map and learn about plants and practices that will support birds bees and butterflies.   Whether you're an avid gardener or just a patio and lawn keeper, there are things you can do to help our local birds and bees!

$35 fee to register (includes 2 pollinator plants to take home)

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Container Gardening: Method, Material & More!
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Container Gardening: Method, Material & More!

*CLASS IS FULL*

Container gardens enable anyone to participate in gardening, America's favorite pastime. Come learn the basic method to growing almost anything and also walk away with plant and design ideas. 

This event is FREE. Sign up at the store or online via our contact form.

*Please note: due to our limited seating capacity all workshops require signup by the Friday before to let us know how many people are attending! 

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Preparing your Garden for Spring: Container Gardening and Vegetable Beds with Good Dirt!
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Preparing your Garden for Spring: Container Gardening and Vegetable Beds with Good Dirt!

Come join Suzy and Al Newsom to learn more about how to make the most of your plants in a container. Learn about why Good Dirt helps your plants have bigger blooms, healthier roots and faster growth. They will also be sharing how to amend your vegetable beds step-by-step so you can get the most out of your harvest!

This event is FREE. Sign up at the store or online via our contact form.

*Please note: due to our limited seating capacity all workshops require signup by the Friday before to let us know how many people are attending! 
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Perennials: Pollinators & Color
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Perennials: Pollinators & Color

Join Master Gardeners Faye and Lynne as they give recommendations for seasonal selections of reliable year-round plants to keep your garden colorful and alive with pollinators from Spring through Fall. They will also cover varieties for both your sunny and shady areas as well as some deer resistant options.

This event is FREE. Sign up at the store or online via our contact form.

*Please note: due to our limited seating capacity all workshops require signup by the Friday before to let us know how many people are attending! 

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Veggies: What, When & How
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Veggies: What, When & How

Join Master Gardener Robin Barth and get up-to-date information about choosing a garden site, soil testing and amendments, planting guides and all-around care and feeding of a well-rendered vegetable garden. Whether you're new to Durham, new to vegetable gardening or restarting a disused one, this is the advice that will help you succeed.

This event is FREE. Sign up at the store or online via our contact form.

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Houseplants 101
Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

Houseplants 101

Join Katherine and Sara as they walk through a few simple steps to get you started on your houseplant oasis. 

This workshop is great for folks looking to try their first indoor plant and don't know where to start - or - for those who have lost plants in the past and are tentative to try again (it's happened to all of us...) - OR - if you're just interested in learning more about basic houseplant care!

This event is FREE and includes a coupon you can use towards a houseplant on the day of the workshop! Sign up via our contact form, in store, or drop in day-of. See you soon, plant fanatics. 

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Halloween at DGC!
Oct
31
10:00 AM10:00

Halloween at DGC!

Wear your costume to the garden center to receive 20% off all purchases! People and dogs of all ages are welcome to participate! 

Sale offered 10.31.17. Costume must be present at time of purchase to redeem savings. Sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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