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Cultivating Place: Seasonal & Elemental: Calling All Tomatomaniacs, With Scott Daigre

Photos courtesy of Tomatomania all rights reserved.

It’s spring in the northern hemisphere (even though snow is still making visitations to parts of North American right now), and gardeners across the hemisphere are itching to get started with their summer vegetable gardens. That age-old and annual question of “when warm summer crops can safely be planted outside" is already high on peoples' lists of garden excitements and anxieties.

Cultivating Place is joined this week by the leader of an event and author of a book both known as TOMATOMANIA. Scott Daigre is the owner of PowerPlant Garden Design in Ojai California, and he is a dedicated home gardener and self-proclaimed tomatomaniac.


It's earth week and among the garden’s earthiest pleasures are these succulent summer fruits. Scott joins us from his home and trial garden in Ojaiwhere he is deep into the planning for the warm season vegetable garden and all her delights. Join us!

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Jennifer Jewell is the creator and host of the national award-winning, weekly public radio program and podcast, Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History & the Human Impulse to Garden, Jennifer Jewell is a gardener, garden writer, and gardening educator and advocate. Particularly interested in the intersections between gardens, the native plant environments around them, and human culture, she is the daughter of garden and floral designing mother and a wildlife biologist father.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.