Events

At the New Society Publishers booth at the Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair, demonstrating how to string weave tomatoes.
Photo Ingrid Witvoet/New Society

Pam’s speaking events fall-winter 2017 (Updated 8/8/17)

 


September 8-9 2017 Heritage Harvest Festival, Charlottesville, VA.

 

Premium Workshop Friday September 8 Growing Sweet Potatoes from Start to Finish. Tickets $20. Handouts.

This year I am presenting my workshop Growing Sweet Potatoes on Friday at 3.30 pm, followed by book-signing at the Bookshop at 4.45 pm. Bring your grubby well-thumbed old copy of Sustainable Market Farming for me to sign, or buy a fresh new one for yourself, or as a gift, at the Bookshop.

 

This two day festival has a day of ticketed workshops on Friday September 8 and a field day on Saturday September 9. Saturday workshops, demonstrations, tours and kids events are all included with the price of admission.

Never been to Monticello’s annual Heritage Harvest Festival? What exactly is it? Get your tickets now to join in 9/8-9/9. You’ll find a variety of interesting events and workshops focused on all things related to gardening, cooking and food. You can learn everything from how to make cider, how to keep your garden alive throughout the winter, or even how to become a chicken whisperer.  There is something for everyone! See the schedule of events here.

Come and participate in the 11th Annual Old Timey Seed Swap at Monticello’s Heritage
Harvest Festival  and learn more from Ira Wallace, one of the founders of HHF and worker/owner of the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. Seed savers of all levels are welcome! #HHF2017.

Tour Monticello’s 1,000-foot-long vegetable garden: an “Ellis Island of edible curiosities” at this year’s Heritage Harvest Festival. Come and sample more than 100 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, heirloom peppers and melons in the Tasting Tent.


 

November 3-5, 2017, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Durham, NC

See the complete schedule here.

Workshops with Handouts :

Friday morning, 70 minute workshop in the horticulture intensive: Sequential Crop Planting of Cool Season Crops in a High Tunnel

Sunday 2.5 hour session: Year Round Hoophouse Vegetable Production

How to grow varied and plentiful winter greens for cooking and salads; turnips, radishes and scallions. How to get continuous harvests and maximize use of this valuable space, including transplanting indoors from outdoors in the fall. The workshop includes tips to help minimize unhealthy levels of nitrates in cold weather with short days. Late winter uses can include growing bare-root transplants for planting outdoors in spring.
How to use the summer hoophouse for early warm weather crops that struggle outdoors because of temperature, bugs, or diseases. What to do with the hoophouse in high summer if you don’t want to continue with tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, melons and squash. Besides food crops, consider seeds, cover crops, flowers, and cover crops for soil improvement. How to cool the hoophouse and how to use the opportunity to tackle soil-borne diseases or improve the soil. Also consider other non-growing uses like seed drying and storage.

Book signing Saturday 5-6 pm


Midweek (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) January 22-24, 2018 Virginia Association for Biological Farming at the same location as last year: The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia

Workshop topic to be decided.


February 7-10, 2018 Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Farming for the Future Conference

State College, PA https://www.pasafarming.org/events/conference

Fall and Winter Hoophouses
How to grow varied and plentiful winter greens for cooking and salads; turnips, radishes and scallions. How to get continuous harvests and maximize use of this valuable space, including transplanting indoors from outdoors in the fall. The workshop includes tips to help minimize unhealthy levels of nitrates in cold weather with short days. Late winter uses can include growing bare-root transplants for planting outdoors in spring.
Spring and Summer Hoophouses
Use the summer hoophouse for hot weather crops that struggle outdoors because of temperature or bugs! As well as food crops, consider seeds, cover crops, flowers, and cover crops for soil improvement.As well as heat-loving crops, this presentation discusses cooling the hoophouse; using the opportunity to tackle soil-borne diseases or improve the soil and other uses like seed drying and storage.

Handouts

Book signing

The Farming for the Future Conference is PASA’s featured event, held annually in February. We seek to gather a diverse audience from the sustainable food system including farmers, educators, processors, advocates, and eaters – please join us! Each year we feature:

  • Over 100 speakers representing the best from the sustainable agriculture field and our membership.

  • A variety of sustainable farming and food system programming including full-day tracks, half-day sessions, and 80-minute workshops across the fours days of the event.

  • Over 90 Trade Show vendors representing the broad diversity and deep expertise of our community.

  • Opportunities to network and socialize over receptions and meals that feature regionally-source ingredients.

  • An ag-themed Future Farmers program for kids (K to Grade 8).

  • Special events like music, movie, yoga, knitting, and more!

Join us for an event that will send you home energized for another year of building the sustainable food system!


March 9-11 2018, Organic Growers School Spring Conference at UNC-Asheville, Asheville, NC. DIRECTIONS HERE 

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Registration will open December 15, 2017.
Full Weekend: $99 before 1/31, $129 after 1/31/18
Saturday Only: $59 before 1/31, $74 after 1/31/18
Sunday Only: $49 before 1/31, $64 after 1/31/18

The Spring Conference offers practical, regionally-appropriate workshops on organic growing, permaculture, urban farming, and rural living plus a trade show, seed exchange, silent auction, children’s program, and pre-conference, on-farm events. More than 70 sessions per day in themed tracks including Community Food, Cooking, Earthskills, Farmer Beginning, Farmers Intermediate/Advanced, Gardening, Herbs, Livestock, Mushrooms, Permaculture, Pollinators, Poultry, Soils, Sustainable Forestry, Sustainable Living, and More!