I was invited to Oriole Really Re(Useful) Retreat by Chris Pegler at the Open University, event took place 13 - 14 June 2011 at The Inn at Woburn. I was late for the first day and Chris said she'd like to include a cardboard cut out of late comers so we're there in some form, I jokingly requested to be represented by a plant .....so Chris brought in a tomato plant cutting and this was generously given to me by Chris to keep.
Read more about the event and the amazing adventures of tomatOER plant (this post will be updated regularly).
|Image above by Simon Thomson (Leeds Met)|
On Monday we mainly worked through ideas about reuse in small groups (including tomatOER). This continued on day 2 where Helen Beetham delivered a role play workshop. The whole event was a space for conversations and comparing notes and ideas. There was a mix of National Teaching Fellows and SCORE fellows.
What I gained from the workshop:
I was really pleased to be invited and enjoyed the role play session on the second day, was a great location for this event.
TomatOER and I began our journey together.
Tomatoer makes its journey home.
|On the Tube|
|TomatOER joins in at our arts studio meeting at Stockwell Studios and made the website - http://www.amacstudios.org/photo/studios-monthly-general?context=user|
|Bearing tomatOER fruit|
|Below: This was the best tomatOER on the old plant so I kept it and used its seeds to grow this years crop.|
Some support and guidence from Chris P below:
There is method here. You may not be so concerned about quality of seed if this is a sentimental thing :-) but save from the best fruit and looks like a long drawn out process.
If you look at this has a complicated version full of explanation http://gardening.about.com/od/totallytomatoes/ss/TomatoSeeds.htm
This version looks more sensible and more do-able so having read the above attempt this one? http://organicgardening.about.com/od/vegetablesherbs/ss/savetomatoseeds.htm
The type was not as far as we know Hybrid - it was http://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/vegetable_seeds/tomato_seed_outdoor_girl/ (we think) so you should get several plants next year that resemble the one you had this year. And the following year. And on and on and on.
Above: New tomatOER seedlings
Below: The new second generation the tomatOER family
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