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Landscape designer, Tomatomania lecturer speaks to La Cañada Thursday Club

January 22, 2014
  • Stephen Baldonado was the guest speaker during a recent lunch meeting for the La Cañada Thursday Club. Baldonado, the lead lecturer for the group Tomatomania, helps people establish raised gardens in their backyards. Shown with Baldonado are club members, from left, Kim Bartine-Ortiz, Dotty Greenawalt and Jody Platisa.
Stephen Baldonado was the guest speaker during a recent… (Courtesy of Jill…)

Stephen Baldonado, a residential landscape designer and lead lecturer with the community of tomato lovers known as Tomatomania, was the guest speaker during the January luncheon meeting of the La Cañada Thursday Club.

Baldonado taught the audience how to grow their own vegetable gardens and provided them with a monthly planting guide.

Club members there to learn about edible gardens also enjoyed an Italian-style lunch in the Woodleigh Lane clubhouse.

Baldonado will be offering classes on the topic “How to grow perfect tomatoes in your own backyard” at Descanso Gardens on March 29 and 30, at 1 p.m. both days.

-- Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com

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