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Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC, United States Gardening 3 days away

Growing a successful vegetable garden is challenging enough if you have terrific soil in which to plant, but with poor soils it can be virtually impossible. Straw Bale Gardening allows anyone, even those with the worst soil conditions, to grow a terrific garden that is productive and much less labor intensive. Let us teach you how!
Presented by Georganne Sebastian and Darcey Martin, Durham County Extension Master Gardener volunteers.
Free / Registration required.
When: February 27, 2018 (Tuesday)
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC
Contact: 919-668-1707 or e-mail

Feb 27 Tue
455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA, OP Owens Auditorium 455 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA, OP Owens Auditorium Gardening 6 days away

Please make plans to attend a free seminar presented by tomato specialist Craig LeHoullier, gardener, author and educator. Craig has written two gardening books 'Growing Vegetables in Stray Bales' and 'Epic Tomatoes' .He will be available for book signing at the end of the program. Join us for a lively presentation highlighting Craig's amazing breeding efforts and skills acquired in growing a better tomato. Sponsored by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Robeson County Center Master Gardener Volunteers.

Mar 3 Sat
New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA Gardening 1 week away

Designed to provide entrepreneurs research based technical training in the fundamentals of aquaponic technology. This State-of-the-Art course will showcase techniques and practices that are being used at one of the largest commercial facilities in the U.S. If you are considering getting into this fast growing industry, you won't want to miss this opportunity to hear from the best.

About the course: Aquaponic systems are becoming increasingly popular, and more people are finding innovative ways to produce more than one crop in their recirculating systems. Aquaponic systems are recirculating aquaculture systems that incorporate the production of plants without soil. In typical recirculating aquaculture systems, the goal is to produce large quantities of aquatic biomass in small amounts of space and small volumes of water. In such a system, waste products can accumulate if not physically removed or otherwise filtered via mechanical or biological means. The organic buildup and metabolic byproducts can be reused in aquaponic system by a secondary crop; plants. Plants can grow rapidly with dissolved nutrients that are excreted directly by the aquatic species or generated from the microbial breakdown of the animal waste by the various species of bacteria in the system. In closed recirculating systems with very little daily water exchange, dissolved nutrients accumulate in concentrations similar to those in hydroponic nutrient solutions. These dissolved waste nutrients are taken up by the plants, reducing wastewater discharge to the surrounding watershed and allowing for more efficient use of the fish feed.


We are pleased to have leading NC commercial aquaponics experts from the facility at Lucky Clay's Fresh to lead the presentations.  Aquaponics Farm Manager Bradley Todd joined the team at Lucky Clays Farm in 2010 and began managing Lucky Clays Fresh in 2013. Todd was raised in Aquadale, North Carolina and spent five years in the Marine Corps. After completing service, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology and Earth Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While overseas in the military, Todd began his research in the fundamentals, engineering, and science of aquaculture and hydroponics, which ultimately lead him to learn about the process of combining the two into an efficient and sustainable farming system. Todd intends to incorporate bio-floc technology, Vermiculture, and mycology into an all-encompassing production flow with Lucky Clays Fresh’s established Aquaponics system.

Huy Tran is an aquaculture and aquaponics expert with more than 20 years experience.  After graduating with a degree in agriculture/aquaculture from the University Of Hawaii, Huy worked at and managed several area farms rearing Shrimp and numerous Marine/Freshwater fish species.  This included managing a 20 acre farm producing 47 different aquatic species used in aquatic toxicology testing. In 1997 he began work at Aquatic Eco-System (AES) where he remained for 19 years.  As Sales and Marketing Officer, he was responsible for production of 16 of the AES master catalogs and oversaw all technical sales and all marketing for the company.  Currently, Huy owns his own facility, Apopka Aquaponic Farms, and consults/designs for many aquaponic and Aquaculture facilities world wide.

Registration Fees

  • Aquaponics Short-Course only: $150 per person
  • Aquaponics Short-Course fee if you also register for the NC Aquaculture Development Conference: $125
  • Student rate: $80
  • Registration for the Aquaponics Short-Course includes a morning coffee break, a lunch, and afternoon coffee and soft-drinks. A short-course workbook is also included in registration.  Click here to register online for Aquaponics

    Mar 7 Wed
    For Garden's Sake, 9197 NC-751, Durham, NC 27713, USA For Garden's Sake, 9197 NC-751, Durham, NC 27713, USA Gardening 2 weeks away

    UnderstandingDurham’s soil and climate will help you succeed in your garden whether you area Triangle area native or a transplant, an experienced gardener or justbeginning. The Master Gardeners will explain the strategies and techniques thatare time-tested in Durham to grow shrubs, trees, perennials and annuals andhelp you take advantage of our year-round growing season.

    Presented by: Lynne Nelson and Faye McNaull, Durham county Extension Master Gardener volunteers.

    Free/Registration required

    To register, email   or call 919-484-9759

    When:           March 10, 2018 (Saturday)

                            10.00 am – 11:30 am

    Where:          For Garden Sake Nursery, 9197 NC Hwy 751, Durham, NC 27717       

    Contact:   or call 919-484-9759

    Mar 10 Sat
    Durham Garden Center, 4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705, USA Durham Garden Center, 4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705, USA Gardening 2 weeks away

    Get up-to-date informationabout choosing a garden site, soil testing and amendments, planting guides, andall-around care and feeding of a well-rendered vegetable Garden.  Whether you are new to Durham, new to vegetablegardening or restarting a disused one, this is advice that will help yousucceed.

    Presented by Robin Barth,Durham County Extension volunteer

    Free/Registration required

    When:           March 10, 2018 (Saturday)

                            10:00 am to 12:00 pm (noon)  

    Where:          Durham Garden Center,4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705Contact:        919-384-7526 or

    Sign up at the store, e-mail or by phone

    Include the seminar title and full name(s) of persons attending


    Mar 10 Sat
    Durham County Library - South Regional Library, 4505 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC, United States Durham County Library - South Regional Library, 4505 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC, United States Gardening 2 weeks away

    Presented by Chris Apple, Durham County Extension Master Gardener volunteer.
    Healthy plants stand a better chance of thriving in your garden. This presentation will review what you should look for when purchasing and planting plants. Chris will discuss plant sources, how to evaluate a plant, how to correctly plant a tree, shrub, groundcover or perennial and then what is necessary to establish a plant.
    Free/ Registration required.
    Register on line at the Durham County website Click on ‘Events’ to find the full calendar of events. Go to the date of the class and sign up. You can also call the Information Desk at South Regional Library to register. 919-560-7410
    When: March 11, 2018 (Sunday)
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Where: Durham County Public Library – South Regional Library
    4502 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC
    Contact: 919-560-7410

    Mar 11 Sun