June 21st Meeting
Craig LeHoulier - Talking Tomatoes.
Through the years, I’ve been known as NC Tomatoman. Some know me as the fellow who named Cherokee Purple in 1990. To others, I am the author of the books Epic Tomatoes or Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales, the co-host of Tomatopalooza, a co-leader of the Dwarf Tomato Breeding Project, or just the odd person with a garden where the driveway used to be. I am the tomato nut with a website, a blog, a newsletter (on occasion), and a huge tomato and pepper and eggplant collection. Really, all I am is Craig LeHoullier - someone that heirloom tomatoes chose to help participate in their continued relevance.
72nd Annual North Carolina Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival
September 7-8, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Holshouser Building, State Fairgrounds, Raleigh NC Festival Theme: "Light Up My Gourd" Admission: $2 adults; free for children under 16, workshop students, and NC Gourd Society members
This festival features gourds from around the world, special gourd workshops, and vendors of dried gourds, gourd seeds, gourd crafts, gourd art, books, and crafting supplies. A variety of competitive categories are awarded ribbons and prizes. There is a live auction on Saturday at noon and also a free gourd crafting table for kids.
Details about the festival and information on how to enter the competitions are on our web site at www.ncgourdsociety.org/festival. A listing of workshops offered will be on the web site in August. For more information, contact Kate Mahony, Festival Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (910) 639-4577.
Like More Garden Talk?
Visitors are always welcome at The Gardeners of Wake County meeting held every third Tuesday of the month at J.C. Raulston Arboretum. Refreshments are available at 7:00 PM so members and visitors can socialize before the 7:30 PM start of the meeting. Each meeting starts with a short business session followed by a horticulture related program. Plants are brought by members and given away as prizes. Click on "Programs" at the top of this page to see a list of the programs scheduled for 2016.