We’ll load in almost 150 varieties of tomatoes and set up in a new space that Sunset Magazine has custom designed since their arrival at Cornerstone a year ago. When you join us you’ll also get to see the progress in all the Sunset display gardens, as well as sample terrific Sonoma wines, grab a great lunch and shop some amazing specialty stores too.
Saturday of our weekend is EARTH DAY, and to celebrate Tomatomania, has joined hands with Sunset Magazine to offer an Earth Day Garden Education Series!
Four classes are scheduled during the day on Saturday, April 22 to offer you green (it is Earth Day) garden inspiration to guide all your efforts this summer.
Author, Garden Designer and Tomatomania Producer Scott Daigre will discuss all the right moves that will ensure your summer is full of tomatoes. From planting and pinching to watering and fertilizing correctly, Scott will cover every aspect of a successful summer in the tomato garden!
Tomatomaniac and trend setting Northern California Tomato Hybridizer/Grower Brad Gates will discuss his newest tomato varieties, the “blue” brainstorming and the oh so important garden good fortune that have resulted in Berkeley Tie Dye, Black Beauty, Lucid Gem and so many striped and blue varieties that are setting the tomato world on fire.
Have Lunch at Cornerstone!
Eva Reutinger, BrightView Edible Landscaper and Sustainable Environments Manager, will demystify the raised garden bed! Learn from this Silicon Valley star about the unique requirements and advantages of vegetable gardening “above ground!” Sure to “plant” some great ideas as you dream about the summer season.
Tour the Sunset Display and Test Gardens with Michael Irvine of Homestead Design Collective, the design and maintenance team who developed this amazing space at Cornerstone. Learn a designer’s tricks of the trade; ways to make the most of a space and showcase appropriate plants, ornament and structure to best effect!
*All classes are free of charge and held on site during Tomatomania @ Cornerstone in Sonoma.
For more information, visit the Tomatomania website.