Tomato Extravaganza and Plant Sale
by Tami Reece Master Gardener
On Saturday August 18, 2012, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the UC Master Gardeners of San Luis Obispo County, will be having their 6thAnnual Tomato Extravaganza and Plant Sale. It will be held at the Garden of the Seven Sisters, 2156 Sierra Way in San Luis Obispo near the intersection of Johnson Ave & Bishop Street. At 10:00, the event kicks off with Chef Joe Thomas, of Thomas Hill Organics, giving a very popular Tomato Cooking Demonstration. At 11:00, the California Rare Fruit Growers will be teaching how to “Graft a Tomato”. The presentations will end at 12:00 with “Success with Succulents”. In addition, the UC Master Gardeners will have all their educational gardening plots available for view and the lead gardeners of those plots will be available for questions. In the back part of the garden will be the UC Master Gardeners massive plant sale. Edible plants such as basil, herbs, berries and fruit trees will be available for purchase as well as plenty of Mediterranean climate ornamental plants. There will be Master Gardeners on hand to answer any plant questions you may have and to make sure you buy the right plant for your area of San Luis Obispo County. The high light of the Tomato Extravaganza will be the “Tomato and Basil Tasting” in the auditorium. We will have booths if you have questions about “Ocean Friendly Gardening” or “Chickens in Your Garden”. The California Rare Fruit Growers will be selling several varieties of grafted trees. There will be activities for the kids, special children’s gardening plots to see and a “Make a Tomato Head” project. If you have questions on what tomato grows best in your micro-climate, what plants grow best in your part of the county, would like to hear quality presentations, or just want to walk in one of the most beautiful gardens in San Luis Obispo County, please join the UC Master Gardeners of San Luis Obispo County on Saturday August 18.
Click on Workshops & Event Information to the left for a printable flyer with schedule and address. See you in the garden!/span>