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Tomato Bootcamp – Live Online
June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
WORKING FOOD EVENTS
Tomato Bootcamp – Live Online Event
Led by Working Food
June 13, 2020
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
It’s not easy to grow tomatoes in the south. Our humidity, heat, pest and disease pressure can wreak havoc in the garden.
Join Working Food for an interactive and live online workshop with Craig LeHoullier, Timothy Noyes and Melissa DeSa to learn the secrets we’ve accumulated over the years to successfully grow tomatoes in the south!
The season in North Carolina is underway, while the one here in North Florida is winding down. Meet in the middle! You can see season highlights with video tours and demos, with lots of opportunity to ask questions along the way.
From seed starting to seed saving, a lot of ground will be covered:
- Planning a tomato garden
- Seed starting and transplanting
- Staking & supports
- Maintenance & troubleshooting
- Saving seed
- Breeding basics
Craig LeHouillier is a gardener, educator, author and founder of the Dwarf Tomato Breeding Projects. His book Epic Tomatoes is an excellent resource for gardeners wanting to deepen their knowledge of growing tomatoes. He gardens in Hendersonville, NC.
Timothy Noyes is a gardener, educator and amateur plant breeder. He teaches and shares his knowledge about gardening, and his love of tomato breeding with the Gainesville, FL community.
Melissa DeSa is a gardener, seed saver and non-profit founder of Working Food. Not a tomato expert, but long time learner of all things growing and seed.
Event is free but donations are encouraged. You must register in order to receive the Zoom link.