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Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708, USA Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708, USA Gardening 2 months ago
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Description:

Healthy plants stand a better chance of thriving in your garden. Most of our home properties are designed to shed water rapidly. Rather than see that precious liquid move downstream, plan for a rain garden and help retain water for your own landscape. Georganne and Darcey will give you the basic information and resources available to plan your own rain garden.
Presented by Georganne Sebastian and Darcey Martin, Durham County Extension Master Gardener volunteers.
Sponsored in partnership with NC Cooperative Extension Service: Durham County Center
Free to public but registration is required. Free parking after 5:00 pm
When: April 5, 2018 (Thursday)
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC
Doris Duke Center
Contact: 919-668-1707 or e-mail gardenseducation@duke.edu

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