What: Fundraiser benefiting local kids’ robotics teams
When: Saturday, May 2, 2015 | 9am – noon
Where: Beth’s Front Porch at 792 Grant St., Herndon, VA
Since when do robots and tomatoes go together? Since six years ago when Herndon resident, Beth Riddick, decided to raise funds for kids’ robotics teams by selling organic tomato seedlings grown in her backyard garden.
“I’ve got about 1800 heirloom seedlings hardening off right now — mostly tomatoes, but some peppers, eggplants, and basil,” Beth says.
“All of them have been organically raised, and we will sell them on May 2 on my front porch.”
Proceeds from the sale support kids’ robotics teams at Nova Labs Robotics. Founded in 2009, the non-profit Nova Labs Robotics helps local kids learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through robotics.
The Nova Labs Robotics Facebook page describes their program as helping kids to
- learn robotics
- solve complex problems
- build and program
- conduct research
- present findings
- work together as a team, and
- compete with gracious professionalism
But back to the tomatoes…
Plants for sale May 2nd include new dwarf tomatoes by the Dwarf Tomato Project, Beefsteak and slicers, salad, canning, and cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, and basil.
Check out the Robot Tomato website for varieties and more information.
If you’re looking for organic heirloom vegetable plants for your summer cook’s garden come on out to this sale on Saturday, May 2nd. Check out the Robot Tomato Sale Facebook page for the latest info.
Soon these delicious “robot” tomatoes can be yours!