One Sure Sign Of Spring

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The Tomato Man's GardenSome people declare spring by the calendar, some by the blooming of a favorite plant. I judge it by Tony Lomanto’s garden.

Mr. Lomanto is known as the “Tomato Man” by anybody who has lived in town for any length of time because he grows tomatoes that are bigger and better than anybody else’s on a plot of land that is smaller than most driveways. And to me, the best sign that spring has sprung is when Mr. Lomanto turns the dirt on his garden for a new season of planting.

It’s spring.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Now back in Verona, she contributes to a variety of publications and Web sites, and consults on social media. In Verona, she serves on the Verona Environmental Commission and HBW SCA, and has been part of many other civic and religious groups in town. A graduate of Rutgers University’s Environmental Stewards program, she has also run an after-school program on the environment for elementary school children here. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]

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