If I say in my garden I am growing Pink Ping Pongs, Green Zebra, Bumble Bee Purple, Mamma Mia, and Rapunzel, then what do you think I am growing?
If you answered Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes, you are 100% correct!
After winning First Prize for Start Ups at The Edmonton Events Awards in 2017, the Edmonton Horticultural Society is back in 2018 with an even bigger and better Tomato Extravaganza! event on September 3, 2018 from 11am-4pm at The Enjoy Centre in St. Albert!
There will be
- A Friendly Tomato Competition!
- Door Prizes!
- Tomato Tastings!
- Family Fun!
- Tomato Art!
- Tomato Display!
- Tomato Talks!
- Hole's Greenhouses Tomato Alley Tours with Jim Hole himself!
- Tomato Food Demonstrations!
Tickets available soon. Follow Tomato Extravaganza on Facebook for the latest updates!
Food Bank Partnership
You may have heard about a campaign called "Plant a Row, Grow a Row." It has been promoted for several years by the Food Bank. Many community gardeners are doing just this. Root vegetables flood in to the Food Bank in the fall. Let’s add the healthy tomato!
We encourage everyone that will be attending to consider growing an extra tomato plant or two and bring the fruit to the event to share with our very own Edmonton Food Bank. We would LOVE the scale to read 500lb+ of donated tomatoes! The Food Bank does not get many items such as fresh fruit and vegetables because they are perishable, so your contributions of tomatoes would be very much appreciated. Thank you so much in advance!
The Edmonton Food Bank and Jim Hole have collaborated and a "Mystery" tomato is being secretly grown and nurtured by Jim at Holes. The "Mystery" high yielding tomato plant, which enjoys our wonderful tomato growing environment, will be available at the Tomato Extravaganza! and you can take a guess as to what variety it is and win a fabulous prize.
Over the spring and summer months, articles, small talks, demos, media interviews, and social media will proliferate to bring attention to #tomato and #tomatoextravaganza.
Join us on our Facebook page Tomato Extravaganza.
We look forward to seeing you there!