Monday, August 17, 2009

WSU Master Gardeners Present : A Potato Hybridizing Workshop With Tom Wagner - 08.28.2009

I can't even begin to tell you what an amazing opportunity this workshop is for you folks. I've raved about Tom here at CCF&F before. Whether you farm for a living, are passionate about your home veg plot, or have a fascination with plant breeding and genetics this will be an event not to be missed. I'm guessing that this workshop will be a bit of a prelude to Tom's upcoming departure for his European tour. He'll be speaking in a number of countries and presenting his work with potatoes and tomatoes. Hopefully we'll be treated to a dry run of the presentation he'll be giving across the pond. I guarantee that once you hear Tom speak, you'll understand why I'm so enthusiastic about this workshop...and it's FREE!

August 28, 2009
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1919 NE 78th St. Vancouver WA 98665

Cost : free
Registration required: Class size limited to 30
Call: 360-397-6060 X7718 or e-mail to register for the workshop

Independent researcher Tom Wagner of Everett, WA will join us for an informative talk on his work breeding and hybridizing potatoes in the Northwest.

After a sack lunch we will head out to the fields to help harvest and label the tubers for next year’s planting.

If the harvest is good—there should be enough spuds to take home samples.

Bring: a lunch, water, pitchfork, gloves, shoes & clothes for digging, and dress for the weather.

For more information visit Tom Wagner’s blog at:

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