My next class will be on July 20, 12:30-2:30 at the Sunset Branch of the San Francisco Public Library. It's at 1305 18th Avenue. I will be talking about how to get the most from a small-space food garden in San Francisco, with a slide show, handouts, and copies of Golden Gate Gardening for sale.
Back in the Chronicle, it seems. Today, April, 12, 2019, I was asked to return to the Food and Wine section of the Chronicle with articles about gardening that produces food. Since Home coverage is now in a different section, I will no longer be writing about ornamental gardening topics. No one could be more surprised than I, but there you have it. I look forward to being back on newsprint and online newsprint.
Dropped by the Chronicle! After over a decade of writing for the Chronicle, it has dropped my column, and all garden coverage. March 10, 2019 was my last column. They didn't even post a notice of the change! So now the Food + Home and Gardening section will be Food and Wine, and the Style section will include Home coverage, mainly in the form of design articles. I intended to propose writing online only or ask if they'd consider proposals for occasional articles, but the editor I need to ask those questions has not replied, so I do not know.
I am indeed seeking other outlets for my garden writing, preferably for pay, so if anyone has an idea, do let me know. In the meantime, I will post my last Chronicle column on this blog and continue to post occasionally. Remember you can send me questions through this blog and can send me emails through my web site, the link to which is below.
Upcoming Public Events
Having given talks at Pollinate Farm and Garden in Oakland in February and at Ploughshares Nursery in Alameda in March, I have no more scheduled public talks this spring. However, I am now on the list of approved presenters for San Francisco branch libraries, so if you ask your branch librarian, you might be able to schedule a talk there. I am also open to other outlets, and welcome requests, though I prefer not to travel more than an hour from SF.
Stay tuned for more listings.
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: