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.
I'm giving two free talks at San Francisco Public Library branches this summer. The topic will be Getting the Most from Your Small Space Food Garden, with special attention to gardening in a drought year. The first was at the Western Addition Library, on June 28th.
The second of my free SF Public Library talks, on the same topic, will be at the Oceanview Branch, on July 26th, 1:00-2:30 PM. The Oceanview Branch Library is located at 345 Randolph Street. Their phone number is (415) 355-5615.
On August 12, 6-8 PM, I will be giving a talk at the UC Botanical Garden on the topic of Year-Round Vegetable Gardening. (I'll actually also be talking about herbs, edible flowers and weeds.) It is for those of you who would like to take advantage of next fall through spring to grow food in the seasons that have a lttle rain, at least, so need no or less watering to thrive. The talk costs $25, $20 for members of the Botanical Garden. You can register by calling 510-642-7082, or by emailing email@example.com. Here is a link to the Garden's website description of the class:
On August 30th, I'll be giving a talk at Annie's Annuals nursery, in Richmond, California, about planting for a fall to spring food garden. This is a timely topic, since our drought conditions may limit the amount of vegetable garden we can water this summer. So leave some area unplanted and come on August 30th to hear about what you can grow with at least a little help from seasonal rainfall..Annie's will have their usual great selection of ornamentals for sale, as well as seedlings of some cool-preferring crops.The talk is 11 AM till noon. They will have both of my regional books for sale and I will be happy to sign them after my talk. The address of Annie's Annuals is 750 Market Avenue, Richmond, CA. You can see directions at their website: anniesannuals.com, or call them at (510) 215-3301 for more information.
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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