Los Angeles

TOMATOMANIA! and a class for San Fernando Valley Tomato-Growers

Thanks to Judi Bikel for spotting the following announcement in this weekend’s “Daily Dish” in the Los Angeles Times:

Scott Daigre, one of the developers of Tomatomania!, will teach a class on tomato selection and planting strategies for San Fernando Valley residents on March 7, 2009. The class will be held at the Cal State Northridge Botanic Garden and is free, but registration is required.

To register, email botanicgarden [at] csun [dot] edu. Driving and parking instructions will be sent with confirmation of your registration.

And… the 2009 Tomatomania! schedule has been published!

tomatomania.jpgNow in its 19th year, sales will be held on the following dates:
++ March 21 and 22, 2009
Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas
++ March 27, 28, and 29, 2009, 9:00am until 5:00pm–almost 300 varieties of seedlings
The Tapia Brothers’ Farm Stand
5251 Hayvenhurst Avenue in Encino
++ April 4, 2009, 9:00am until 5:00pm
Otto and Sons Nursery in Fillmore
++ April 18, 2009, 9:00am until 5:00pm
350 South La Cienega Boulevard in Beverly Hills
++ April 25 and 26, 2009, 10:00am until 5:00pm
Cornerstone Place in Sonoma
++ May 1, 2, and 3, 2009
Los Angeles Garden Show at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden
301 Baldwin Avenue in Arcadia