Workshops 2017-06-19T19:24:22+00:00


Saturday, May 6, 2017, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
The Greenhouse Classroom at Cylburn Arboretum

with Craig LeHoullier

Join tomato expert Craig LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Times, as he shares his knowledge and skills in this ultimate workshop for those who want to know more about tomatoes and how to grow them.

In the first part of the workshop, Craig will share his passion for the history of tomatoes, their many varieties, and new breeding projects. In the second part, he will lead us through his proven methods for growing the tomatoes of your dreams: from seed saving to harvest with a hands-on demonstration of seed starting and transplanting. Participants will take home samples of newly potted tomato seedlings.

This workshop is perfect for those thinking of growing tomatoes for the first time, as well as experienced tomato growers, including tips for growing in the ground or in patio containers!

Copies of his books, Epic Tomatoes and Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales, will be available for sale and signing, along with some special seedling plants for sale from Craig’s own collection.

Greenhouse Classroom at Cylburn Arboretum
4915 Greenspring Ave, Baltimore, MD 21209

Members – $25
Non-members – $35

Registration closed.

QUESTIONS? Email or call 410-821-5561.

Craig LeHoullier (known by some as NC Tomatoman) lives and gardens in Raleigh, NC with his wife Susan, 3 cats and dog. After achieving his Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth College, he embarked on a 25 year career in pharmaceuticals. Stemming from his lifelong obsession with gardening (particularly with heirloom tomatoes), in ‘retirement’ Craig has written two books: Epic Tomatoes and Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales (Storey Publishing). He is now working on a third that will tell the story of the unique worldwide, collaborative Dwarf Tomato Breeding project that is responsible for putting dozens of new compact growing tomatoes into seed catalogs. Craig will share many personal stories and his wealth of knowledge in this fun workshop.

Portrait by Kip Dawkins; book cover courtesy of Storey Publishing.