For Immediate Release
April 17, 2017
Contact: AnnMarie Cornejo
Get Ready to Go Crazy for Tomato Mania Plant Sale April 22-23 at Cal Poly
SAN LUIS OBISPO — More than 70 varieties of tomato plants will be available at the Cal Poly College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences’ annual Tomato Mania plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 22- 23, at Poly Plant Shop on campus.
Old fashioned goliath hybrid, moonglow, beefsteak, shady lady, Alaskan fancy, and a selection of cherry tomato plants are just some of the varieties that will be available during the annual Cal Poly student-run enterprise project. The plants cost $6.
This year the program is directed by a team of six students who have grown more than 5,000 tomato plants from seed to provide home gardeners with quality plants that will produce fresh tomatoes throughout the summer. Proceeds benefit the Horticulture and Crop Science Department.
Poly Plant Shop is in the Environmental Horticultural Sciences Building (No. 48) on Via Carta Road off of Highland Drive (see map). For more information, call 805-756-1106 or follow “Cal Poly Tomato Mania 2017” on Facebook.
About Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, comprehensive polytechnic university. The university’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is comprised of expert faculty members who take pride in their ability to transform academically motivated students into innovative professionals ready to solve the complex challenges associated with feeding the world in sustainable ways. Students have access to state-of-the-art laboratories, including ranch land, orchards, vineyards and forests, all of which provide the basis for Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing methodology. It is the fifth-largest college of agriculture in the country, with 4,000 undergraduate students.
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