The Tomato and Health Plant Parade 2016 will be taking place at the Latvian Museum of Natural History until 28 August. This event is organized in cooperation with Arturs Silde’s Tomāts’s club.
The exhibition is attended by 20 members of the club from all over Latvia. Together, they brought with them a total of 300 different types of tomatoes and other vegetables. Lately there has been a rise in the number of tomatoes of many interesting colours around the world. Latvian gardeners are aware of this new trend as well, the museum reports.
Elga Bražūne, Austra Zaļuma, Natālija Zeltiņa and Jānis Andersons, Valdis Pūliņš, Darja Jurevič, Ludmila Kodzasova and Aleksandra Stoļarova will present their collections to everyone interested. Jānis Haļzovs will be taking part in the exhibition for the first time. Visitors of the exhibition will be able to consult with professionals and buy seeds from them.
Special lectures will be organized as well. Members of A.Silde’s Tomāts club will share their experience with visitors. Lectures will be held on the 6th floor conference hall.
On Thursday, 25 August, the head of the club’s Dobele office Austra Zaļuma will hold a conference at 12:00 titled ‘About rural tomato cultivation’. On Friday, 26 August, Maija Čerjaka will hold a lecture at 12:00 titled Eggplants, paprika, hot pepper cultivation. On Saturday, 27 August, Sarma Žarčinska will hold a lecture at 12:00 titled Garden and healthy plant cultivation and use.
Visitors with tickets will be able to attend lectures.