Links to Podcasts of Recent Events:
You can hear me on KALW's Your Call Radio as a podcast at yourcallradio.com. Holly Kernan is the moderator and Daniel Miller, of Spiral Gardens in Oakland was also on the show.The date of the show was April 18th, 2012.
I answered gardeners' questions on the Ronn Owens show (KGO 810 AM) on March 19th, 2013, and you can listen to the podcast (ads and all) at:
On June 1, 2014, I was interviewed for the KCBS program In Depth, a 30 minute show. The link to the podcast follows:
On June 21, 2014, I spoke at the annual educational conference of the Herb Society of America, in Concord HIlton, CA. on the subject of Some Less Familiar Herbs for the Home Garden, how to grow and use them. I will be adding information about some wonderful culinary herbs I discovered to future talks.
My summer talks in San Francisco Public Libraries are over for this summer. Watch for more next summer here and on the sfpl.org website.
My next public talk will be at Pollinate Farm and Garden, 2727 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland on Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 to 8 PM. The program costs $25 and will be followed by sales and booksigning of both Golden Gate Gardening and Wildly Successful Plants: Northern California. For more information, call Pollinate at 510-686-3493, Wed-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5. Following is a description of the talk:
Learn what you can do from October forward to make fullest use of the rainfall of the coming fall to spring. There are crops to plant right away, finishing up the calendar year with a flourish. Then it's time to launch into the Bay Area's secret gardening season: late winter. Be ready to plant seeds and seedlings as early as January, definitely in February and into March. These crops will use any late-season rainfall to produce the most tender, crisp, and delectable harvests of the year. Pam will explain when to start seeds indoors or buy seedlings, what to direct-sow, how to care for soil that is used all year, how to select varieties for this time of year, and what crops are best for winter-into-spring container gardens.
Fans of the Master Gardeners of Alameda County Seminar will wonder why I am not speaking there this October. This is because the Alameda MG will not be holding their fall gardening seminar in 2014. Instead, they will be switching to a spring event, starting in spring of 2015. I will surely be speaking at that event, and will keep you posted.
While you can still read the archive of my columns, and I will still be writing some articles for the Chronicle and SFGate.com, I have been informed that they will no longer run my regular Q&A column after June 29, 2014, due to a reformatting of the paper. If you have gardening questions, you can send them to this blog, though I don't think you can send photos. I do write short answers to the blog's comments and there may be a new outlet for the Q&A format. (They tell me that a readers' poll requested more home design, food, and wine, less gardening, but that if enough readers wrote in to request more garden coverage again, they might reconsider.)
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