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The Science & Art of Tomato Culture

May 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

For the last century the Tomato has been America’s favorite garden vegetable – actually a fruit. Gardeners still have many questions about planting, feeding, watering, pruning and supporting their tomato plants. In addition, new tomato health problems have challenged the grower. This program will offer information and inspiration for growing this very popular plant.

Bio: Christie J. Higginbottom, Research Historian and Garden History Consultant

Christie has worked as a costumed interpreter at Old Sturbridge Village since 1981.  From 1984 to 2004 she coordinated the historic horticulture program researching, planning and planting the re-created kitchen and flower gardens at the museum’s historic households.  She also supervised the Village’s Herb Garden collection, a garden exhibiting over 300 varieties of historic herbs.

Christie writes and consults on historic gardens and their interpretation, antique plants, and herb use; and she lectures at museums and historic sites, garden clubs, historical societies, colleges and libraries. She teaches home gardening classes at the Adult Education program at Bay Path Regional Vocational High School, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, and the Northeast Organic Farmers Association.


May 17, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Jacob Edwards Library
508 764-5426


Jacob Edwards Library
236 Main Street
Southbridge, MA United States
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