Tomato: Know, sow, grow

The infinite variety of the tomato

Author and tomato aficionado Penny Woodward guides you beyond the standard red supermarket tomato to a world where there are hundreds of varieties, flavours and colours.

Looking at the history of heirloom tomatoes in Australia and why it’s important to grow them and save their seeds, Penny will explore flavour profiles, what makes tomatoes red, yellow, orange and green while offering the chance to taste a variety of fantastically different tomatoes.

Become a convert to the church of the heirloom tomato.

Copies of Tomato: Know, Sow, Grow, Feast by Penny Woodward, Janice Sutton, Karen Sutherland will be available for purchase on the day. Cash and card are accepted.


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Further Information

Venue Directions

St. Edmonds Road can be accessed via High Street or Greville Street. The PMI building is located next door to St. Edmonds Cafe.


Trains: The PMI is one block from Prahran Station (Sandringham Line), turn right into Greville Street and then right again into St Edmonds Rd. Trams: There is the #6 tram running along High Street, the #72 tram along Commercial Road and the #78.

Allocated Seating


Further Event Details

Limited parking is available on premsies on a first-come-first-serve basis. There are 3 spaces at the front of the building and a further 7 spaces in the garage (accessed from the front of the building on St Edmonds Rd).

Event Enquiries

For all event enquiries, please call: (03) 9510 3393

DateThu 14 Mar
Time7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
VenuePrahran Mechanics' Institute Victorian History Library, Prahran
Prahran Mechanics' Institute Victorian History Library 39 St. Edmonds Road, Prahran View on Google Maps View on Google Maps
(03) 9510 3393

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