Growing and Eating Heirloom Tomatoes
We all love tomatoes! Explore the growing and culture of heirloom tomatoes and the incredible diversity of varieties available to the home gardener – with a special emphasis on tomatoes in the southern Appalachians. This talk will be just in time for you to start your own heirloom seeds!
Chris Smith of Sow True Seed comes from a green thumbed British family but has lived in the Southeast since 2012. He is a garden writer for local and national publications and is working on a book titled In Defense of Okra, to be published by Chelsea Green. He is a student of permaculture, a seed saver (hoarder), and a homesteader committed to sustainable food systems.
Sow True Seed was founded in 2008 by lifelong gardener and food activist Carol Koury. The organization provides open-pollinated, heirloom, and organic vegetable, herb, and flower seeds to enthusiastic home gardeners and small market farmers. It was created in order to preserve our shared botanical heritage and grow a new era of sustainable culture and ecological wisdom. They support independent, regional agricultural initiatives that foster a vibrant, sustainable economy and true food sovereignty.
Around Here talks are free of charge and all are welcome. Complimentary coffee and cookies will be provided. The event will be held in the Ramsey Center, which is located inside Renfro Library on the campus of Mars Hill University.