veggiepalooza

It’s time for Veggiepalooza Plant Seedling Sale & Festival. This annual fundraiser to benefit the Fullerton Arboretum will have over 350 varieties of Tomatoes and Peppers, Beans, Cucumbers, Melons, Eggplants, Herbs, Companion Flowers, and MORE!

All seeds come from Non GMO seed sources. Proceeds from this annual sale benefit the Fullerton Arboretum. There is not a charge for visitors, however to help support the development of the Arboretum gardens and educational programs, voluntary donations at the main entrance are encouraged. Memberships will be available at the door.

Make sure to come and enjoy the Free gardening classes and cooking demonstrations!

  • Available to assist with finding the right plants and to answer all of your gardening questions

  • Free Garden How-To Consultation Booth. Bring in your questions and talk with the experts

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Click Here to View Veggiepalooza Layout Map

  • When: Saturday, March 21 & Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Where: Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 N Associated Rd, Fullerton, CA 92831
  • Cost: Free 

Schedule of Events 

Saturday


9:00am

Monkey Business Cafe will provide delicious, fresh snacks and Lunches-To-Go available for purchase in the Pavilion.

 

Sunday


11:00am

Executive Chef, Jeff Coker, of Le Cordon Bleu Los Angeles, “Tomatillo Salsa”: cooking demonstrations using Veggiepalooza varieties!

 


12:00pm

Arboretum Biologist, Jonathan Duffy Davis will demonstrate how to prepare your soil, fend off pests, and best irrigate your crop for the ultimate summer harvest in “Tomatoes and Peppers from Transplant to Table”.

 


12:00pm

Executive Chef, Jeff Coker, of Le Cordon Bleu Los Angeles: “Italian Frittata.” Watch how the fruits of your harvest can be easily prepared in a delicious recipe.

 


1:00pm

UCCE Master Gardener, Geri Cibellis will present “Edibles in the Landscape and Organic Pest Control.” Learn about planning a garden with an emphasis on improving soil structure. Planting veggies and herbs in containers will also be discussed.

 


1:00pm

Nursery Manager, Brian Maddock, will teach “Building up your Soil: Growing Super Veggies”. He will be discussing the various ways we can increase the amount of nutrients available for growing large vegetables and fruits. By increasing soil macro and micro nutrients we can grow large veggies and fruit, as well as minimizing the amount of water used in the garden.

 


2:00pm

UCCE Master Gardener, Geri Cibellis will present “Organic Pest Control.” Let’s talk about insects in the garden and how to attract the pollinators for a bountiful harvest.

 


2:00pm

UCCE Master Gardener, Linda Genis will present “Herb Talk.” Fresh herbs add so much to a meal. Why not grow your own? Are they well-behaved or best kept contained? Are they annuals? Drought tolerant? With so many to choose from, learn which herbs will work best for your garden.

 

Images and Information from  Fullertonarboretum.org

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