Free Tomato Plant Giveaway at OSV

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Free Tomato Plant Giveaway at OSV

Time: May 19, 2012 from 11am to 5pm
Location: Old Sturbridge Village
Street: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
City/Town: Sturbridge
Website or Map:
Phone: 800-SEE-1830
Event Type: garden, osv
Organized By: Old Sturbridge Village
Latest Activity: May 1, 2012

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Event Description

Visitors to Old Sturbridge Village on Saturday, May 19 will receive a free heirloom tomato plant grown by OSV horticulturists to celebrate the arrival of the spring gardening season. The free tomatoes will include varieties dating back to the 1830s: Brandywine, Yellow Pear, and Large Red. (Free tomatoes will be offered with museum admission, while supplies last, limit one plant per family). Museum visitors will receive a free tomato voucher upon arrival, which can be redeemed from 11:00 – 5:00 p.m. near the OSV Herb Garden

Other heirloom plants grown by Village horticulturists will be offered for sale from11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and will include flowers like hollyhock, wild foxglove, blackberry lily, and herbs such as basil, thyme, and sage (prices range from $3-$5, depending on size). Museum members can learn how to deter destructive insects while attracting beneficial ones at a special Good Bug / Bad Bug garden workshop. OSV historians will discuss tomato-growing techniques in the Herb Garden, and will demonstrate hearth cooking with tomato catsup at the Freeman Farmhouse. For details: 800-SEE-1830;

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