Thursday, March 09, 2006

Good afternoon, Pumpkinistas!
After a long hiatus, I am back with a new blog, and some interesting and exciting updates!
I am very pleased to present this season's workshop schedule. I've added two new venues this year which means a more competitive weigh-off in the fall: The Huntington Library and the Los Angeles County Arboretum. In fact, the LA Arboretum will be growing a vine this season which will be planted May 20th, as part of the workshop presentation!
In addition, this year's Pumpkinmania! Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off and Contest will be held at a new location. The new location is the Centennial Heritage Museum, , 3101 West Harvard Street, Santa Ana, CA 92704. This year's weigh-off is scheduled for Sunday, October 22, 2006. The thinking behind Sunday versus Saturday as in the past is lighter traffic for growers and attendees.
The Centennial Heritage Museum has a very interesting connection to Kellogg Garden Products, our major prize sponsor. The founder of Kellogg Garden Products, H. Clay Kellogg's original home is located on the grounds of the Centennial Heritage Museum...
Here's this year's schedule:
Extreme Gardening: How to Grow a 500 Pound Giant Pumpkin 2006 Workshop Schedule


April 8, 9:30 a.m. Fullerton Arboretum, Junior Gardeners Program, 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton 92831, (714) 278-4794

April 22, 10:00 a.m. Cedros Gardens, 330 South Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach 92075
(858) 792-8640

April 23, 10:00 a.m. Batavia Garden Nursery, 1730 North Batavia Street, Orange 92865
(714) 637-2360

May 2, 6:30 p.m. Laguna Hills Nursery, 25290 Jeronimo Road, Lake Forest 92630
(949) 830-5653

May 6, 9:30 a.m. Fullerton Arboretum, Young Gardeners Program, 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton 92831 (714) 278-4794

May 13, 10:30 a.m. The Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino 91108 (626) 405-2104

May 20, 2:00 p.m. The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia 91107 (626) 821-4624

As always, for additional information, please contact Stuart Shim, (949) 683-5932, e-mail: