This year’s Tomato Extravaganza and Plant Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Garden of the Seven Sisters, 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo. The festival will include informative workshops, tomato and basil tastings, activities for kids and an opportunity to meet the UCCE Master Food Preservers of SLO County!
The workshops will begin at 10 a.m. with managing gophers and squirrels. At 11 a.m., you can learn about winter vegetable gardening. At noon, we’ll discuss rain barrels and show you how to save water in the garden. The always popular tomato and basil tasting will feature more than 20 varieties. You just might discover new favorites to plant next year!
The plant sale will showcase water-wise California natives and Mediterranean climate varieties that require less water once established. Basil, the same varieties as in the basil tasting, and fruit trees will also be available for purchase. Master Gardeners and the California Rare Fruit Growers will be on hand to help you select the right plant for the right place in your landscape.
This is a free event and is open to the public. For more information, contact the Master Gardeners’ helpline at (781-5939, visit our website (http://ucanr.org/sites/mgslo/) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Garden of the Seven Sisters was developed and is maintained by UCCE Master Gardener volunteers as an educational demonstration garden. More than 20 different plots make up the garden, each with a different theme — native, home orchard, rain catchment, children’s garden, kitchen garden, fire landscape, composting and many more. The garden is open to the public on the third Saturday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. after our monthly Advice To Grow By workshops. Docentled group tours are also available by request. Call 781-5939 for more information.