Amazing Tomatoes

Growing Amazing Tomatoes
with Tami Reece, Master Gardener
Saturday, March 4 from 1 PM – 2 PM,
followed at 2 PM with a free docent-led tour.

Tomato Spring is almost here and it’s time to get your tomatoes started. What are the pros and cons of different tomato varieties? Do you know the difference between indeterminate and determined varieties of tomatoes? What insects are beneficial or harmful to your tomato plants? Join us on Saturday, March 4 at 1PM at the SLO Botanical Garden to discover how to grow and harvest tomatoes as well as the best ways to store them, with Master Gardener and Master Food Preserver Tami Reece. Presentation is followed by a free docent-led tour of the Garden at 2PM.

Presentation is $5 for Garden members/$10 non-members. No reservations are needed. For more information contact education@slobg.org.

 

Tami Reece has been a UCCE Master Gardener for 6 years and a UCCE Master Food Preserver for 4 years. Her first love is vegetables and at one time her garden held over 80 different varieties of heirloom and hybrid tomatoes. She loves to share her knowledge on how to grow, harvest, and preserve vegetables especially tomatoes.

 

Getting to know your Palms

This lecture is designed to give participants an introduction to plant morphology, systematics, anatomy, ecology, and conservation of palms in a botanical garden setting. We will cover basic palm biology, including vegetative and reproductive form and function, the global diversity of palms, and their relationships.  Finally, we will learn how to recognize the most widely planted palms in California.

 

Dr. Jenn Yost is a botany professor at Cal Poly in the biology department.  She is the Director of the Hoover Herbarium.  She teaches general botany courses and the upper division plant taxonomy and field botany courses. She studies the genus Dudleya, little succulent plants found on rocky outcrops, and the genus Lasthenia, or goldfields. She is an evolutionary biologist who tries to understand how new species are generated. Jenn received her PhD from UC Santa Cruz where she studied cryptic species on serpentine outcrops throughout California.

Getting to know your Palms

This lecture is designed to give participants an introduction to plant morphology, systematics, anatomy, ecology, and conservation of palms in a botanical garden setting. We will cover basic palm biology, including vegetative and reproductive form and function, the global diversity of palms, and their relationships.  Finally, we will learn how to recognize the most widely planted palms in California.

 

Dr. Jenn Yost is a botany professor at Cal Poly in the biology department.  She is the Director of the Hoover Herbarium.  She teaches general botany courses and the upper division plant taxonomy and field botany courses. She studies the genus Dudleya, little succulent plants found on rocky outcrops, and the genus Lasthenia, or goldfields. She is an evolutionary biologist who tries to understand how new species are generated. Jenn received her PhD from UC Santa Cruz where she studied cryptic species on serpentine outcrops throughout California.

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