Thursday, February 07, 2008

The 2008 Extreme Gardening:
The Secrets of Growing a 500-Pound Giant Pumpkin Workshop Schedule & World Tour!
Good evening, Growers!
I am very pleased to announce this workshop schedule for your planning purposes!
More workshop dates will be added in the next couple of weeks, but in the meantime, here's when and where they'll be this year. Of particular interest will be the workshops outside of the Southern California area. Many of the past workshop attendees have mentioned having out-of-state/out of the area relatives and friends who would like to learn about giant pumpkin cultivation. Well, this season is their chance!
Check back here to make sure that there aren't any last-minute changes, and please RSVP to either me or the hosting organization, so I can be sure to have enough giant pumpkin seed packets, hand-outs, and all other materials available.
Extreme Gardening:
The Secrets of Growing a 500-Pound Giant Pumpkin
2008 Workshop Schedule & World Tour!
  • Saturday, March 29, 2008, 10:00 a.m.-The Garden Company, 2218 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060,, (831) 429-8424

  • Sunday, March 30, 2008, 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.-Yamagami's Nursery, 1361 South De Anza Boulevard, Cupertino, CA 95014,, (408) 252-3347

  • Saturday, April 5, 2008, 10:00 a.m.-Laguna Hills Nursery-Foothill Ranch, 71 Auto Center Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610,, (949) 830-5653 (Let's support Gary and Nancy at their new temporary location!)

  • Saturday, April 12, 2008, 10:00 a.m.-Blue Hills Nursery, 16440 East Whittier Boulevard, Whittier, CA 90603,, (562) 947-2103

  • Saturday, April 19, 2008, 10;00 a.m.-Cedros Gardens, 330 South Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 02075,, (858) 792-8640

  • Saturday, April 26, 2008, 11:00 a.m.-Molbak's, 13625 NE 175th Street, Woodinville, WA 98072,, (425) 483-5000

  • Saturday, April 26, 2008, 3:00 p.m.-Furney's Nursery, 12215 Pacific Highway South, Des Moines, WA 98198,, (206) 878-8761

  • Sunday, April 27, 2008, 10:00 a.m.-Drake's 7 Dees, 16519 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR, 97233, (503) 546-8206

  • Sunday, May 4, 2008, 10:00 a.m.-Batavia Garden, 1730 North Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92865, (714) 637-2360

  • Saturday, June 7, 2008-11:00 a.m.-Orange County Farm Supply, 1826 West Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92868,, (714) 978-6500

All workshops are free to the gardening public with the exception of the Sunday, June 8th workshop at Fullerton Arboretum. The workshop is included with price of admission. Please see visit for admission pricing.
For directions, maps, and other fascinating and interesting information about each workshop venue, please visit the hosting organizations' websites above.
So, there they are so far! Would you please let your farflung networks, relatives, friends, acquaintances, and fellow gardening enthusiasts know about this year's workshops?
I would appreciate it very much!
Have a great evening!