Keep Durham Beautiful May Newsletter

Join us this month as we:

Upcoming Events:

Bulb Sale
Mother's Day Flower Bulb Sale
Saturday, May 7, 2016 | 8AM-12PM
Durham Roots Farmers' Market
Northgate Mall (1058 W. Club Blvd)

Just in time for mother's day! Keep Durham Beautiful is having a Mother's Day Flower Bulb Sale. All the flowers are easy to grow, perennials that provide beautiful color throughout the Spring and Summer. Choose from Giant Red Canna Lilies and White, Yellow, or Red Asiatic Lilies while supplies last. Bulbs come in packs of three for a suggested donation of:
3 bulbs - $12
6 bulbs - $22
9 bulbs - $30
KDB Spring Golf Classic
Keep Durham Beautiful Spring Golf Classic
Friday, May 13, 2016 | 8:30am
Hillandale Golf Course
(1600 Hillandale Rd.)

Help us drive the spirit of giving at the Keep Durham Beautiful Spring Golf Classic! Teams of four will compete at the Hillandale Golf Course; top teams take home trophies and bragging rights! The tournament will feature a hot barbecue lunch, great prizes, and gift bags. All funds raised will benefit Keep Durham Beautiful.

Early bird rate is $65 per player. Rates increase after May 6, 2016 so register today! For more information about registration and sponsorship options and visit: KDB Spring Golf Classic 2016

Jazz and Juleps on the Terrace
Saturday, May 14, 2016 | 2-4 PM
Carillon Assisted Living
(4713 Garrett Road)
$25, $50 and $100+ suggested donation

Join us for an afternoon of live jazz, mint juleps and hors d’oeuvres on the beautiful terrace at Carillon Assisted Living. Our friends at Carillon are putting on this fun event to help raise funds for our cleanup and beautification projects around Durham. 

To RSVP, please call 919-701-6829

Keep Durham Beautiful Clean Your Block Party

Saturday, June 18, 2016 
Take action to improve the appearance of our community one block at a time. Whether a weedy corner, broken sign, littered street, or a garden bed needing a little TLC- the Clean Your Block Party is an opportunity for neighbors, friends, and family to band together to create positive, lasting change throughout Durham. For more info on how to get involved,contact us at:

Volunteer Opportunities:

Moogfest 2016 
May 19-22 (Durham, NC)
Moogfest has found it’s new home in Durham, NC! Keep Durham Beautiful is excited to partner with Moogfest on waste reduction efforts and encourage you to get involved. Moogfest is looking for hardworking and talented individuals to join the Moogfest family. Email for more information and to fill out the volunteer application.
It's time to take the cankerworm tree bands down! Please help keep our trees healthy by pitching in and removing bands you see near your home, work or school. Even if you didn't put it up- we encourage you to help take them down!
Canine Waste Ordinance
Durham County is holding an artwork contest for children in First (1st) - Eighth (8th) grades. Children can submit one (1) picture illustrating the theme "Clean Up After Your Canine or Face a Fine." The deadline for submission is May 27, 2016. The winner will have their artwork featured in the "Clean Up After Your Canine or Face a Fine" campaign. For more information, visit: Durham County Student Art Contest

KDB News & Updates

Healthy Bee Healthy Me
Keep Durham Beautiful (KDB) currently seeks applications from community gardens interested in installing a pollinator garden and interpretive signage near an existing community garden space. Eight Durham-based community gardens will be selected to participate in the 2016 “Healthy Bee Healthy Me” Pollinator Garden Program. The deadline is May 2, 2016 at 5 PM EST.

TheHealthy Bee, Healthy Me” Pollinator Garden Program is brought to you by Keep Durham Beautiful in partnership with Durham County Cooperative Extension to promote pollinator habitat throughout Durham City and County. The program is made possible in part by a grant from The Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation.
The goal of the program is to establish educational pollinator gardens in proximity to pre-existing community gardens to ensure the sustainability of nectar and pollen sources for our honey bees, native bees, butterflies and other pollinators throughout the year, and to increase the yield of the food crops grown within the community gardens.
Gardens selected to participate in the Healthy Bee, Healthy Me program will receive pollinator plants, tool loaning, technical guidance, and interpretive signage. Preference will be given to well-managed community gardens that serve low income or underserved populations, with a focus on food and revenue generation.
Our goal at Keep Durham Beautiful is to create more vibrant and beautiful spaces, where our residents are engaged to be good stewards of their community environment.

Providing bees and other pollinators with plenty of food sources throughout the year ensures the sustainability of their populations and increases the health and yield of the food crops grown nearby. Establishing pollinator gardens is one of the many ways that KDB promotes community greening and beautification.

For more information or to download the application visit: or contact Keep Durham Beautiful at 919-560-4197
Interested in getting more involved with Keep Durham Beautiful?
We are currently looking for a Communications Summer Intern and AmeriCorps member to help with Environmental Education and Volunteer Coordination. For more information, on these opportunities and other ways to get involved, visit: 
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