Tomatoville® Gardening Forums


Notices

Tomatopalooza™ event information and discussion forum. Held annually in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old February 19, 2013   #1
TheMonkeyKing
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Durham
Posts: 1
Default Additional offerings for the newbies?

Hey all
I've been to many of these loozas and I've wondered if we should encourage more new people to attend.

Basically we have the folks who come year after year and know each other. There are those (like me) who know a few folks and know about the event.

Then there are the ones who stumble upon it, either hearing about it, passionate about tomatoes, or saw the website and found it interesting.

While we'd like most everyone bring tomatoes from their gardens, some have either a bad year or didn't start one.

- For those new to the event, we can suggest they bring a tomato from the store. Just one. That way they can cut up the store bought tomato and then judge it (smell, color, taste) against home grown.

- At the event, have a paper copy (or link to this website or the tomatopalooza site) that tells the person how a tomato from the store differs from a garden. Also, how much does it cost to grow, compared to store bought, etc.

- How to grow a tomato, especially the dwarf tomato project. Show the new folks how easy it is start.

Basically, we should encourage new folks to come and just be there and then encourage participation so that they come back next year with their fruits and their stories. And in turn they help the new ones, knowing how they got here in the first place.

Also, what I am suggesting is not and should never be expensive, either to us or to anyone new. The idea is to create sustainable participation.
TheMonkeyKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 12, 2013   #2
Lee
Tomatopalooza™ Moderator
 
Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NC-Zone 7
Posts: 2,080
Default

See my post in the Who, What, Where..... thread...

Lee
__________________
Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is knowing not to put one in a fruit salad.

Cuostralee - The best thing on sliced bread.
Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:29 PM.


★ Tomatoville® is a registered trademark of Commerce Holdings, LLC ★ All Content ©2017 Commerce Holdings, LLC ★