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Do check our hosts’ websites for last minute additions or changes!

TOMATOMANIA SCHEDULE

 

MARCH 1-10 – Corona Del Mar, Roger’s Gardensrogersgardens.com
2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Corona del Mar, CA 92625 949.640.5800

MARCH 9-10 – El Cajon, The Water Conservation Gardenthegarden.org
12122 Cuyamaca College Dr West, El Cajon, CA 92019 619.660.0614, ext. 10

MARCH 8-10 – Los Angeles, Fig Earth Supply • minifarmbox.com/figearthsupply
3577 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90065 323.224.3938
*Partner Sale, select varieties available

March 15 – April 14, – San Diego Mission Hills Nursery • missionhillsnursery.com
1525 Fort Stockton Drive, San Diego, CA 92103 619.295.2808
*Partner Sale, select varieties available

MARCH 15-17 – Encino, Tapia Brothers
5251 Hayvenhurst Ave, Encino, CA 91436 818.905.6155

MARCH 22-23 – Fillmore, Otto and Sons • ottoandsons-nursery.com
1835 E. Guiberson Road, Fillmore, CA 93015 805.524.2123

MARCH 23-24 – Somis, Underwood Farm Market • underwoodfamilyfarms.com
5696 E Los Angeles Ave., Somis, CA 93066
*Partner Sale, select varieties available, to follow through April 14

MARCH 29-31 – La Canada Flintridge, Descanso Gardens • descansogardens.org
1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 818.949.4200

APRIL 6 – Carpinteria , Seaside Gardens • seaside-gardens.com
3700 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA 93013 805.684.6001
Partner Sale, select varieties available starting March 23

APRIL 6 – Ojai, Topa Mountain Winery • topamountainwinery.com
821 W Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023 805.640.1190

APRIL 13-14 – Sonoma, Cornerstone Sonoma • cornerstonesonoma.com
23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476 Ph. 707.933.3010 x 1

*Partner Sales are Tomatomania events hosted by our friends at the local nursery or site, with our favorite varieties showcased.

                 

Tomatomania Classes for 2019

March 2nd Roger’s Gardens

9am “Grow your perfect tomato” –Scott Daigre, Head Tomatomanic, Tomatomania

12pm & 2pm“Tomato Talk: Which tomato varieties are right for me?

March 3rd Roger’s Gardens

10am ”The secrets to growing your own tomatoes!”-David Rizzo

12pm & 2pm“Tomato talk: Container tomatoes A-Z”

March 5th Roger’s Garden

10am & 2pm“Proper care through harvest of your tomatoes.”-Colleen Wheeler, Organic farmer

12pm “Getting your seedling off to a great start.”-Colleen Wheeler, Organic farmer

March 7th Roger’s Garden

10am “Tips for growing tomatoes in our changing California climate,” –Scott Daigre, Head Tomatomanic, Tomatomania

March 8th Roger’s Garden

10am“Tomato 101: New varieties that we are crazy for!” –Scott Daigre, Head Tomatomanic, Tomatomania

March 9th Roger’s Garden

9am “Organic gardening and the importance of compost.” –Randy Richie, Malibu Compost

12pm & 2pm“Tomato talk: 5 Key things the will make your tomato garden successful this Summer.” –Andy Vaughn, CaliFarmer

March 10th Roger’s Garden

10am“Growing perfect tomatoes in your container garden.” –David Rizzo

12pm & 2pm“Tomato talk: So many varieties. Which is right for me?” –Andy Vaughn, CaliFarmer

March 9th The Water Conservation Garden

11am “Hot Tomato: Tips for growing in our changing California climate”-Scott Daigre, Head Tomatomanic, Tomatomania

March 10th The Water Conservation Garden

11am “Proper care and feeding of tomatoes for container and in-ground gardening”-Scott Daigre, Head Tomatomanic, Tomatomania

March 15th Tapia Brothers

2pm  “The five key basics for tomato success”-Scott Daigre, Head Tomatomanic, Tomatomania

March 16th Tapia Brothers

1pm Operation Climate Change: Successful tips for growing tomatoes in our warming California climate.” –Scott Daigre, Head Tomatomanic, Tomatomania

2pm   “Project Defense: Identifying and combating tomato disease and pests.” – Loretta Allison, owner of Spade & Seeds, horticulture consultant and edible landscaper. Lorettaallison.com

3pm  “Organic Tomato Gardening: Building soils and the right methods for a successful season” –Oscar Fortis, Dr. Earth Organics

March 17th Tapia Brothers

11am “Tomatomania Jr. Camp: Connecting kids with growing” –Andy Vaughn, CaliFarmer

1pm “Tomatoes and Peppers: How to manage your garden for maximum yield.” 

Dan Allen, Farmscape

2:30pm “Transplanting for Success: Starting your tomato & veggies out right!” –Yvonne Savio, Gardening teacher, writer, photographer; GardeningInLA.net

March 22nd Otto & Son’s

11am “Key tomato tips for a summer filled with fruit”– Mark Donofrio, Tomatomania test garden farmer, TheStarterFarm.com

March 23rd Otto & Son’s

11am “Growing Tomatoes in California: The challenges of high heat and cool coasts” –Mark Donofrio, Tomatomania test garden farmer, TheStarterFarm.com

March 29 Descanso Garden

11am  “Tomatomania’s All Stars for 2019” –Scott Daigre, Head Tomatomanic, Tomatomania

1pm “Ensuring the Best Start: What to do at tomato planting time.”-Matthew Geldin, Head Farmer at Farmscape

2pm “Permaculture and Crop Rotation: The advantages of planting your tomato patch with flowers to ensure a healthy season.” – Christy Wilhelmi, “Gardenerd” blogger and author, www.gardenerd.com

March 30 Descanso Garden

11am “Operation Climate Change: Successful tips for growing tomatoes in our changing climate.”-Scott Daigre, Head Tomatomanic, Tomatomania

12pm Cooking with tomatoes demonstration with Patina chefs

1pm “Organic Tomato Gardening: Building soil and the right methods for a successful season. “–Oscar Fortis, Dr. Earth Organics

2pm “Grow Anywhere: Tomato growing in small spaces”- Scott Daigre, Head Tomatomanic at Tomatomania

March 31 Descanso Garden

11am Tomatomania Jr. Camp: Connecting kids with where our food comes from.”-Andy Vaughn, CaliFarmer

12pm Cooking with tomatoes demonstration with Patina chefs

1pm “Project Defense: Protecting your tomato plants from pests and disease” –Loretta Allison, owner of Spade & Seeds, horticulture consultant and edible landscaper.  Lorettaallison.com

          2pm “Transplanting for Success: Starting your tomato & veggies out right!”-Yvonne Savio, Gardening teacher, writer, photographer; www.GardeningInLA.net

April 6th Ojai

11am “Tomato varieties for the Ojai Valley and keys to success.”-Scott Daigre, Head Tomatomanic, Tomatomania

April 13th Cornerstone

11am“New and exciting varieties from Wild Boar Farms”- Brad Gates, Wild Boar Farms

1pm “Cool season tomato growing for success”-Scott Daigre, Head Tomatomanic, Tomatomania

April 14th Cornerstone

11am Organic Tomato Gardening: Soils, fertilizer, success.”-Grant Stage, Dr. Earth Organics

 

 

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