Apr 13, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Join the Multnomah County Master Gardener Association’s Speaker Series with gardener, author, tomato breeder Craig LeHoullier.
This sumptuous, informative, picture-filled talk takes the audience through the tomato firmament, from seed to harvest. The first half of the workshop will focus on guidance for gardeners to choose just the right varieties, using a bit of history, real time pictures and experiences and a discussion of color and flavor characteristics. Following a breather for questions, Craig will shift from "what to grow" to "how to grow them successfully", with a section loaded with tips - from seed planting, through culture and trouble-shooting, to seed saving, even showing a few favorite recipes.
Craig LeHoullier lives and gardens in Raleigh, North Carolina. Craig's gardening obsession, which started the year he and Susan were married (and their first garden, in 1981), is passing through several stages. His love of heirloom tomatoes began with his joining the Seed Savers Exchange, an organization for which he continues to serve as adviser for tomatoes, in 1986. He is responsible for naming and popularizing many well known tomatoes, such as Cherokee Purple.In 2005 he added amateur tomato breeding to his garden resume, and continues to co-lead the Dwarf Tomato Breeding project, responsible for creating 90 (and counting) new compact growing varieties for space-challenged gardeners. He is the author of two books...Epic Tomatoes (2015) and Growing Vegetables in Straw bales, soon followed (2016).
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