Tomato Growing Workshop

We are happy to announce our first workshop as part of our urban farming workshop series funded by Vancity! This workhsop series is both for urban farmers – to help increase their sustainability as urban food businesses, and by urban farmers – for members of their community!

Think it’s too late in the season to be learning about growing tomatoes? Think again! The timing couldn’t be better. What a great time to see tomato plants in al their glory! Join Urban Farmer April Reeves as she walks you through all stages of tomato growing and also discusses infrastructure for growing tomatoes both outdoors and in a greenhouse. April will discuss starting tomatoes, soil and pant care throughout the season, and infrastructure for growing tomatoes. The workshop will be held at April’s home urban farm, so you can all see the amazing infrastructure she is using!

This workshop is for everyone: urban famers, home gardeners, community gardeners; heck, even rooftop and balcony gardeners!

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 (perhaps beyond)
Cost: $18.41 (scholarships available – if needed)
Register: EventBrite or email Chris:
1051 Wellington Cres. Richmond (Burkeville, at airport on Sea Island)
Phone (if lost!): 604 233 0781

Easy access from Arthur Lang or Oak st. bridge. Hudson is the main road into Burkeville, off of Russ Baker Way (#2 Rd).

Go all the way down Hudson (3 blocks), turn south (left), drive all the way until almost the end. You won’t miss it: only place with raised beds in the front lawn, and white horse trailer. Big trees. House sits on airport side of Wellington.

April Reeves is a long time farmer and gardener in both urban and rural settings. With careers spanning horse training and coaching, graphic design, marketing and public relations, construction, and filmmaking April has done just about everything! But one of her true passions is growing food. With her eye for detail she is a skilled food grower who is able to see the whole picture in food production – from plant to soil to infrastrcuture.  And now you can see how she puts this all together to grow tomatoes!


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