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Upcoming Events

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



Closures and social separation due to Covid-19 limited Pam's appearances sharply during 2020. In the spring of 2021, she has returned to doing lectures, and did several Zoom lectures for private groups and seveal pubilic lectures as well. Below is a link to her most recent public talk and information on one she will be giving on February 26, 2022. She is open to proposals for more Zoom presentations in 2022.


On November 20, Pam gave a Zoom Webinar for Sloat Garden Center on growing food in the Secret Season--January through March. In the middle of this talk, the power in our house went off briefly. I got back on to Zoom and finished the talk. Good thing it was a brief outage!




From the Sloat web site:
Webinar: Secret Season Edible Gardening with Pam Peirce - Sloat Garden Center
We are so excited to welcome back Pam Peirce. Learn from the author of 'Golden Gate Gardening' (the literal go-to edible gardening book for the Bay), as she teaches us about this under-appreciated season. January through March is one of the best vegetable-growing seasons in the Bay Area, and the one least utilized.


I will be giving another Zoom Webinar for Sloat on February 26th. This one will be on eating from a small food garden, that is, coordinating what you can grow with what you will eat. It will be a combination of advice on planning your garden, strategies for using more of what you can grow, and recipes. There will be a slide show that includes photos of food made from garden harvest, There will be handouts of some of the recipes, others are on my blog or in Golden Gate Gardening. Prepare to be hungry for lunch when the webinar ends!


Here is the announcement:


The Zoom Webinar will be at 10 AM on Saturday, February 26 and last about an hour, followed by some time for questions. The announcement and registration information is not on the website of Sloat Garden Center yet, but I will post it as soon as it is up.



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 their 81st California Book Awards.