Pam’s speaking events

February – April 2023

Updated February 1, 2023

I started to make in-person bookings again a year ago, then Omicron arrived and lots of conferences switched to being virtual. I am planning mostly live events for the fall/winter/spring of 2022-2023. Everything is subject to change!

For information about podcasts and videos see my separate page on this website.


February 2023 Events

PASA 2023 Sustainable Agriculture Conference.

PASA Conference attendees at the trade show. Photo from PASA

PASA 2023 Sustainable Agriculture Conference. 

Virtual: January 17–19

In-person February 8-11, 2023 (Weds to Sat 2.30pm)


Lancaster Marriott Hotel and Conference Center,

25 S Queen St, Lancaster, PA

I will be presenting two 60 min workshops:

Alliums Year-Round (Brand New THIS YEAR!)

Crop Planning for Sustainable Vegetable Production.

Handouts will be on the Conference website

I also provided a pre-recorded narrated slideshow of Feeding the Soil for the virtual conference Jan 17-19

Book Exchange– bring farming books you no longer need and exchange for different books and a discount voucher from Chelsea Green


Organic Growers School Spring Conference

OGS Spring Conference Registration page

February 24-26, 2023

Mars Hill University, Asheville, North Carolina

The Spring Conference happens over three days, with the opening Friday dedicated to day-long workshops at off-campus sites around Western North Carolina. Over the weekend, there are around 60 90-minute workshops organized into 15 themed tracks, such as Mushrooms, Herbs, Gardening, Farming, and Sustainable Living. There will also be over ten half-day workshops that provide opportunities to get more hands-on experience with topics such as fermentation, backyard chickens, and spirulina cultivation. Alongside all of these wonderful educational workshops, the Conference will also feature a lively Exhibit Hall full of local vendors, our annual Seed and Plant Exchange, fun networking opportunities, local food trucks, and more!

Note: Online registration will close on February 19th at midnight. Walk-in registrations are available, but sliding scale pricing will not be offered on site.

Along with Ira Wallace, I will be presenting a half-day (3 ½ hours) workshop each day on Saturday and Sunday, at 2.30-6pm

Year-Round Gardening  

Get growing all year, including the less typical times of the year! This workshop will help you clarify your goals, plan for using the neglected seasons, and understand harvest indicators and storage methods. In addition, learn season extension techniques that account for cold- and hot-weather challenges.



March 2023 Events

John C Campbell Folk School

March 26-April 1 2023, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC 28902

A week-long course: Growing Vegetables Year Round

Make the most of your space and time growing vegetables at home using planting schedules and techniques timed to the seasons, seed varieties, crop rotation, and use of protective structures such as coldframes and greenhouses. Learn labor saving and innovative planting and soil fertility techniques for growing and harvesting a full range of fresh, delicious, organic vegetables. Fill your salad bowl and dinner plate year round!


Folk School logo



April 2023 Event

Mother Earth News Fair

Mother Earth News Fair in Lawrence, Kansas

April 29-30, 2023.  (Sat-Sun)

Douglas County Fairgrounds,  2120 Harper St,  Lawrence, KS 66046

Get Directions using Google Maps

I will be presenting two 60 minute workshops, one each day.

Growing Lettuce Year-Round

Cover crops for Vegetable Growers


July 2023 Event

Mother Earth News Fair, Erie, Pennsylvania,

July 15-16, 2023.

Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier, Erie, PA 16507

I will be presenting two 60 minute workshops, one each day.

Cool Season Hoophouse Crops

Feeding the Soil


I have presented at several Mother Earth Fairs Online. 

Online: Food Independence Course Part Two

was released on 3/26/21.

Yukina Savoy
Photo Ethan Hirsh

It consists of eight video presentations, most of which come with pdf handouts. My contribution is Growing Asian Greens, and pairs nicely with Guide to Asian Vegetables by Wendy Kiang-Spray, author of The Chinese Kitchen Garden: Growing Techniques and Family Recipes from a Classic Cuisine. Other topics include Dandelion Wine, Homemade Teas, Food Conversations, Passive Solar Greenhouse Design, Productive Growing from Home, and Growing Your Own Spices.

Part One of the Food Independence Course includes seven videos, most with handouts, and there is a free preview of DIY Sourdough Basics with Jessica Moody. other topics include Your Edible Yard, the Chinese Greenhouse, Community Meat Buying Club and Mindful Meat Eating, Practical Yogurt and Emma’s Cool crops.

You can subscribe to the All-Access Bundle for $2.99/month (or $35 for a year).

  • Once you register for All-Access, you will receive access to all 47 current video workshops and prerecorded webinars plus anything new that is added.
  • All the workshop videos are pre-recorded and can be viewed whenever you like and however many times you like.
  • Because the videos can be viewed at your convenience, you can watch them on your own schedule!
  • At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, all of the content, including these workshops, are designed to empower you to become less dependent on systemic products or services. What does that mean? This is an opportunity learn how to save a lot of money on things such as groceries, expensive health products, energy, and more!
  • Unlike at the physical FAIRS, where workshops take place simultaneously, you don’t have to pick and choose which workshops to watch! Most folks can enjoy only 10 to 12 workshops maximum at a physical FAIR. Now you can see them all!
  • No additional travel expenses, such as hotel rooms, airfare, gas, pet care, dining out, etc.
  • All dogs are allowed!!!

I have also contributed an 8-part Garden Planning Course

Garden Planning Course

Before that, I did a workshop on

Winter Cover Crops for Gardeners

as part of the Winter Gardening Course.

Fall broccoli undersown with a mixed clover winter cover crop.
Photo Nina Gentle.

All these and many more videos and handouts are available as part of the All-Access Bundle


Podcasts and Videos

Check out my page for Podcasts and Videos!