‘Ketching’ Up with Tomatoes

Did you know tomatoes originated in the Andes Mountains deep in South America? This fascinating fruit (or vegetable, we’ll let you decide) has a unique story to share. It’s traveled around the world and has become an important food in many cultures.

Open to 3-6th graders, our tomato project box will dive into tomatoes, specifically focusing on planting, cooking, and storytelling. Youth will be able to experiment with planting in different light conditions, try international recipes, and connect with other participants. Three special Zoom sessions will take place on Thursdays, 6-7PM, in April and May.

To conclude our box experience, Dr. Brian Hudelson will give youth a virtual tour of his clinic where they diagnose plant diseases at UW-Madison. Dr. Hudelson is so passionate about plant diseases that he designed and built LEGO® models of several types of common diseases. Youth will have an opportunity to either interact in person with other participants or via Zoom to build an example of end blossom rot.

Don’t miss out, register here. The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation and the UW-Madison Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic are sponsoring this distance learning series.

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