Know & grow heirloom tomatoes with Penny Woodward - Online

Next date: Saturday, 02 October 2021 | 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM

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Growing tomatoes at home is a wonderful backyard crop for summer.  Nillumbik and Banyule Councils are excited to be hosting Penny Woodward at Edendale for this Home Harvest event

This illustrated online workshop looks at some of the nearly 500 different cultivars of heirloom tomatoes available in Australia, with colours ranging from red, pink, orange, yellow, brown, purple, green and black.

Proudly brought to you as part of Nillumbik Shire Council’s annual Spring Outdoors program in conjunction with Manningham and Banyule councils.

In this workshops you will learn:

  • where and how to grow and care for tomatoes
  • some of the health benefits of eating tomatoes
  • how to deal with the pests and diseases that can affect tomatoes

You will also find out where to buy some of Penny's books including the recently "Tomato - Know, Sow, Grow, Feast"


Penny Woodward Biography

Penny is the author of 8 books on edible and useful plants, and the horticultural editor of the ABC’s Organic Gardener magazine. She also writes for the magazine, and for their website as well as her own websites and .

Several of Penny’s books, articles and photographs have won awards, including an International Publishers Award and the Book Laurel from the Horticultural Media Association Australia for the best gardening book in the last two years - her most recent book, "Tomato - Know, sow, grow, feast". This book was written with co-authors Karen Sutherland and Janice Sutton. Some of Penny’s other best selling books include "Garlic - an organic guide to growing and using garlic" and "Pest Repellent Plants and Herbs for Australian Gardens". Penny is also a regular panelist on the 3CR gardening program, the Patron of the Herb Society of Victoria, a life member of the Australian Garlic Industry Association and a garlic judge at the Australian Food Awards.


What you will learn

  • About heritage tomatoes in Australia
  • How to grow and care for tomatoes at home
  • Dealing with common pests and diseases

What you will get

  • Confidence on how to grow tomatoes at home
  • Printable handout on health benefits of tomatoes

What to bring

  • Inquiring mind
  • pen and paper to make notes

What to wear

  • Casual

Appropriate for

  • Home gardeners, urban farmers, permaculture

Bookings are essential

Please note, this event will be subject to current Victorian Government COVID-19 guidelines. 

If cancelled a full refund will be offered.

 Book online at We Teach Me

If you have accessibility requirements please contact to discuss

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  • Saturday, 02 October 2021 | 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

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