Educational Opportunities, week of October 20

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2 pm – Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show  – Broadcasts Tuesdays at 2:00pm on WCOM FM 103.5  It can be heard live or replayed any time at http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 – 8 PM, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street
Medicinal Plants: 10 Medicinal Herbs for the Home Garden – Durham Garden Forum
Dr. Jeanine Davis, associate professor of horticulture science and extension specialist, NC State University, will speak on the topic of Medicinal Plants.  Dr. Davis’s research and extension programs are dedicated to sustainable and organic production of medicinal and culinary herbs, vegetables and specialty crops.  She will introduce to us medicinal plants that can be grown in our garden and discuss the research and use of each. This lecture is free for Durham Garden Forum members, all others can attend for a fee of $10.00 ($5.00 for students).

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 9 am-3 pm –  Medicinal Plants in Your Garden 
Dr. Jeanine Marie Davis, associate professor of horticulture and extension specialist, N.C. State University
Plants sustain this planet, providing food, shelter, energy and medicine. Human history is entirely built upon the success of plants; even today many people still depend upon plants as their primary source for medicine. Jeanine Davis’ research and extension programs are dedicated to sustainable and organic production of medicinal and culinary herbs, vegetables and specialty crops.

In the workshop you will be introduced to a roster of 24 medicinal plants that can be grown in your garden and discuss the research and use of each. Then you will make an herbal tincture and propagate a woodland botanical to take home and plant.

Dr. Davis’ numerous professional honors include the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Activist of the Year Awardand the North Carolina Vegetable Growers Association Support Award. She has been recognized five times with theExtension Blue Ribbon Publication Award from the Southern Region – American Society for Horticultural Science.

All program materials and lunch included. Fee: $65; Gardens members $50.

 

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