Pam lectures often on year-round gardening, small space gardening, climate and microclimate for gardeners, eating from a small garden, environmentally friendly pest management, wildly successful ornamental plants for Northern California gardens, learning to identify garden plants, and other topics.
Recent venues included the national convention of the Herb Society of America, the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, Pollinate Farm and Garden (in Oakland), Sloat Garden Center in SF, Kentfield, and Pleasant Hill, the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, several branches of the San Francisco Public Library, and training or enrichment programs for a couple of Bay Area Master Gardener programs.
Upcoming Public Events
Having presented a talk at Pollinate Farm and Garden in Oakland in February and another at Ploughshares Nursery in Alameda in March, Pam has no more public talks scheduled this spring. However, she is now listed as an approved presenter at the San Francisco Public Library, so if you would like her to speak at your branch, tell your librarian and there is a good chance she will be able to speak there. Ask the librarian what topics are on my listing and discuss what you'd like to hear about.
In additon, Pam is open to proposals for appearances. If you have one to propose, you can do it through this web site.
In addition to events relating to gardening, Pam has been taking part in events to publicize the book Ten Years that Shook the City: San Francisco, 1968-1978. She has written an essay in this anthology about her experiences as a writer and editor of Turnover Magazine, a publication on food issues connected to the People's Food System, a group of collectively run wholesale and retail food businesses. You can learn more about the book at http://www.shapingsf.org/books.html.
In concert with publication of this book, a walking tour of the Mission District of San Francisco has been set up. There are stations where one can use a cell phone or a smartphone to hear recorded excerpts of essays from the book. Pam's reading is at 20th Street and Alabama, the former site of several Food System businesses. Guided tours are announced at http://www.shapingsf.org/tours.html. For more information, you can also call 415-608-9035.
In June of 2012, the publisher of Ten Years that Shook the City: 1968-1978 was given an award by the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. The award, which was for "Contribution to Publishing," was part of the 81st California Book Awards.