Though the festival take place mainly on Friday and Saturday, tomorrow we will attend the Edible Landscaping session given by Rosiland Creasy and Ira Wallace. On Friday I will be talking about Tomatoes for the Southeast, focusing on colors, flavors and stories of varieties that I've accumulated and enjoyed over the years. I will be trying something totally new on Saturday, focusing on the history of the development and improvement of tomatoes in America up until the time hybrids became prevalent, mainly between 1870 and 1950. The new talk gives me an opportunity to share many scans from my old seed catalog collection.
The Friday schedule is here, and Saturday here.
Between talks, Sue and I will be attending a variety of gardening talks and walking the Monticello grounds. I will share some of the things we hear about and learn, and pictures from the days, in a series of blogs to come. Be sure to find me if you attend - we can talk tomatoes!