Buckle in for a fast-paced, colorful ride through Craig LeHoullier’s 40-year obsession with tomatoes, the goal of which setting you up for tomato growing success. Epic Tomatoes from Your Garden: History, Stories, and Tips for Success will provide basic tomato information and history, successful planting and harvesting, and the Dwarf Tomato Project–a unique breeding project that is leading to create wonderful varieties for space-challenged gardeners.
When: Sat., Mar. 19, 2022 (10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET)
Format: Live Online via Zoom
Who is this for?
- Tomato enthusiasts
- Home gardeners
- Professional gardeners
- Master Gardeners
What will you learn?
- Tomato history
- Basic tomato information
- Plant seeds, harvesting, saving seeds, maintenance, and troubleshooting
- Learn about the Dwarf Tomato Project
- Participate in a question and answer session
About the Speaker
Craig LeHoullier lives and gardens in Hendersonville, North Carolina. A Rhode Island native, he caught the gardening passion from his grandfather and dad. Craig achieved his Ph.D. in chemistry at Dartmouth College, which resulted in a 25 year career in pharmaceuticals.
Craig’s love of heirloom tomatoes began with his joining the Seed Savers Exchange. He is responsible for naming and popularizing many well known tomatoes, such as Cherokee Purple. He co-leads the Dwarf Tomato Breeding project, responsible for creating 125 (and counting) new compact growing varieties for space-challenged gardeners.
Craig has authored Epic Tomatoes and Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales. His third book, focusing on the Dwarf Tomato Breeding Project, is in progress as a self-published creation. He is a popular lecturer across the country at major gardening events, as well as a frequent guest on podcasts and radio shows.