Instructor: Elizabeth Eero Irving

Date of the class: Saturday, April 24, 2021

Time of the class: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Alaska Time)

Location: Online Zoom Meeting

Have you been frustrated growing tomatoes? Do you have puny plants and poor production? Struggle no more! In this class, we’ll go over all of the growing tips and tricks from seeding to fruiting so you can have a fabulous tomato harvest this summer.

We’ll discuss soil, watering and fertilizing needs, plus potting and pruning methods. Also, we’ll go into detail about garden pests and diseases specific to tomatoes, as well as how to identify and combat them. Tomatoes have some very unique needs and behaviors, so we’ll pinpoint those for a good discussion, including troubleshooting, so feel free to bring your tomato stories and questions!

In addition, we’ll talk about the best tomatoes to grow in our short-season climate, greenhouse growing, and types of varieties to choose from, plus how to identify healthy and not-so healthy plants when purchasing them. Included in the class is a detailed handout of great tomato facts and information, plus a few easy, delicious recipes for using and preserving your tomato harvest. The handout will be emailed to students prior to the class.

There will be a tomato plant for each student. Pickup for tomato plants will be on Saturday, May 1st, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at The Folk School cabin.

Important: Please review the information on our Using Zoom for Online Classes and Meetings page to make sure you have the resources necessary to successfully and satisfactorily participate in such a class before you sign up.

Maximum number of students: 20

Minimum number of students: 5

Age range: 14 to adult

Prerequisites:  none

Cost: $38

Materials fee: $5

Contact: Elizabeth Eero Irving:

Pre-registration: This class is pre-registration only. Please register by 2 days before the class begins. Registration will be closed after this time.


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