About

About the Blog:

This blog is updated by Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (EMGV) from Durham County, NC. Our goal is to provide research based gardening information to the public. If you have a question for the Master Gardeners, please contact us at our office (721 Foster Street, Durham, NC), by phone (919-560-0528), or by email (mastergardener@dconc.gov). Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 9-4.

A Little History:

The blog was created as a result of discussions between Master Gardener Volunteers Ann Barnes (blog administrator), Karen Lauterbach, and Consumer Horticulture Agent Michelle Wallace. Since April 2012, we have been sharing knowledge with both new and experienced gardeners as well as publicizing gardening events and educational opportunities in the Durham, NC area.

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  1. I am exploring the idea of creating a community garden in Old West Durham (I’m at 1020 Hale St.) The goals are 1) provide people with a space for gardening 2) build community 3) education (I’ve been an active volunteer at SEEDS (seedsnc.org) and have decent gardening and carpentry skills.
    The broad outline is to build a raised bed about 10X50 and offer people the chance to have a 10×10 plot for an annual fee.
    The money would go towards the building materials, fencing, compost and water.
    Would you be able to help me calculate the expense involved, and provide tips on how to organize the project?
    You can reach me at 413 588 4472 or ndweinreb@gmail.com

    Regards,

    Daniel Weinreb
    Hale St, Durham

    • Good morning, Daniel. I would suggest contacting the Extension office on Foster Street for answers to your question. You can either contact the Master Gardener phone line at 919-560-0528 or visit in person. Michelle Wallace, our Extension agent, has worked with the Briggs Avenue Community Garden extensively. Either she or one of the volunteers in the office should be able to point you to the resources you need. I will also forward your question to the office.

      Good luck!
      Ann

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