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2022 Homegrown Tomato Festival

Benefitting 
100 Gardens
Learn about the cause

Saturday, July 23rd
Central Piedmont Community College, 1206 Elizabeth Ave Charlotte NC

12pm - 6pm

The 100 Gardens Homegrown Tomato Festival is BACK and we’re going virtual, allowing our event to include speakers and guests from around the USA! 

Ticket Types

Registration Open
PART 2

After Those Maters’ Are Harvested

Saturday, July 17th
General Admission- $25 (includes access to the event, a tomato sandwich and tasty tomato samples from local growers)

VIP Experience- $45 (includes access to the event, a tomato sandwich, tasty tomato samples from local growers, access to the local chefs and mixologist tastings)

Festival

schedule

1st
Session

17
july
12:00
pm
Homegrown Tomato Festival waiting room opens
Tomato Festival Team
1:00
pm
Homegrown Tomato Festival Beginsw/ introductions by 100 Gardens Executive Director, Sam Fleming and the founder of Green Bronx Machine, Stephen Ritz.
Sam Fleming, Stephen Ritz
1:12
pm
Growing Back Greener
Stephen Ritz
1:24
pm
Backyard Aquaponics Farming Fresh Fish & Vegetables
Chuck Collins
1:30
pm
The Inspiring Story Behind Duke’s Mayonnaise
Duke’s Mayonnaise Team
1:36
pm
Kids Cooking Demonstration, “Tuscan Tomato Bread Soup & BLT”
Chef Nellie Johnston
1:46
pm
Virtual Tour of the AppHarvest Flagship Facility
Ramel Bradley
1:58
pm
Virtual Tour of the Berkshire County House of Corrections Aquaponics Lab
Captain Robin McGraw
2:07pm

10 -min Break

2nd
Session

17
july
2:17
pm
Comedy
Tara Brown
2:27
pm
Vegan Cooking Demonstration, “Mama’s Black & White Greens”
Chef Joya
2:37
pm
Cocktail Demonstration, “Farmstead Sour”
Vincent Chirico
2:46
pm
Cooking Demonstration
Alice Waters
2:58
pm
Gardening
Joe Lamp’l
3:10
pm
Re-imagining Education through Aquaponics
Sam Fleming
3:17
pm
Homegrown Tomato Festival Closing Comments
Sam Fleming
3:22
pm
Homegrown Tomato Festival Ends

About 100 Gardens

The Homegrown Tomato Festival is an annual fundraising event benefiting 100 Gardens, a Charlotte, NC based non-profit that implements aquaponics farming in schools, institutions and communities of need to provide hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), with additional emphasis on nutrition and business. All proceeds from the Homegrown Tomato Festival go directly to support the mission and work of 100 Gardens, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit.

Your support makes these programs possible.

  • Berkshire Sheriff’s Department and House of Corrections (Pittsfield, MA)
  • Bonnie Cone Classical Academy (Charlotte, NC)
  • Cabarrus Youth Development Center (Concord, NC)
  • Central Cabarrus High School  (Concord, NC)
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Academy (Charlotte, NC)
  • Eastern NC School for the Deaf (Wilson, NC)
  • Garinger High School (Charlotte, NC)
  • Myers Park High School (Charlotte, NC)
  • Oakhurst STEAM Academy (Charlotte, NC)
  • Pine Lake Preparatory (Mooresville, NC)
  • Walter G. Byers School (Charlotte, NC)
  • Webb St. School (Gastonia, NC)
  • West Charlotte High School (Charlotte, NC)

Contact Us

Executive Director
Sam Fleming
sam@100gardens.org
704-313-8118
Development Director
Hollis Nixon
hollis@100gardens.org
704-770-5079
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