Fresh is Best: Growing Heirloom Tomatoes at Home

Description: Love fresh tomatoes but had a tough time growing your own in Houston? You’re not alone. Growing tomatoes in Houston’s climate can be a challenge to say the least. But, a consistent productive harvest is possible here. Come learn the basics about the heirloom tomato (planting times and varieties most suitable for Houston) and learn hands-on techniques for planting and trellising this popular garden fruit. Lastly, walk away with a few of La Finca’s farm grown heirloom transplants to get your home garden up and running for the spring!

Instructor: Tommy Garcia-Prats is the co-founder of Small Places and Finca Tres Robles. He has spent the majority of his last eight years working on farms throughout the U.S. and Central America developing a passion for farming and a desire to expand and share on his experience and knowledge. Being a Houston native, he feels strongly about farming in his home town, bringing attention to the need and value of agriculture in the Houston area and focusing on how we can creatively address food access issues throughout our city.

NOTE: This class is hosted at Finca Tres Robles urban farm located at 257 N Greenwood St, Houston, TX 77011. Please email classes@smallplaces.org with any questions.

Weather Cancellation Policy: Classes may be cancelled by Finca Tres Robles in the case of severe weather; however classes will not automatically be cancelled due to rain. Please stay in contact with farm staff if concerned about weather. Classes will be rescheduled as necessary.

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