I'm back in the Chronicle--One Sunday Each Month--usually early in the month. My column, which appears in the Sunday Food + Home section, includes short Q&A, book reviews, events, new plants and products, and gardening tips. Sometimes I will write blog posts that expand on topics covered in my column. You can read recent columns by going to sfgate.com and searching for Pam Peirce (spell it right!).
Upcoming Public Events (all of the following events are free)
On August 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m. I will be speaking at Other Avenues Food Store, 3930 Judah, San Francisco. My talk will be about getting the most from your small-space cool, foggy, San Francisco food garden. I'll focus on what to plant from mid-August till spring, but will also talk about a year-round plan, and how to maximize your harvest while minimizing pests. Part of the time will be devoted to your questions and to signing of copies of Golden Gate Gardening. For more information, call Other Avenues at (415) 661-7475.
I'll be speaking at three branches of Sloat Garden Center on the subject of The Secret Season. These one hour long talks will cover how to grow crops in, and for harvest in, the months January through March. Crops grown this time of year are especially tender and mild, are especially welcome in the kitchen, and rarely require irrigation. Each of the following talks will include useful handouts and copies of Golden Gate Gardening will be available for purchase and signing.
October 7, Pleasant Hill, 10 a.m., 2895 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill, CA, for more information call 925-939-9000.
October 14, Kentfield, 10 a.m., 700 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Kentfield, CA, for more information, call 415-454-0262.
November 4 San Francisco, 10 a.m., 2700 Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco, CA, for more information, call 415-566-4415.
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.
On June 1, 2014, I was interviewed for the KCBS program In Depth, a 30 minute show. The link to the podcast follows: