Signing books at a 2018 winter conference.
Photo P J Kingfisher

Pam’s speaking events September 2023 – June 2024

Updated July 24 2023

I have been speaking at in-person events in the winter of 2022-2023, but took on too many in my enthusiasm to get back out there! I spoke at CFSA, VABF, NOFA-Mass, PASA, OGS, and the Campbell Folk School, a new venue for me. I was booked to speak at the Tennessee Local Food Summit in December 2022, but had to cancel because some of our traveling party got Covid. We’ll do it this December instead! I plan fewer speaking events for 2023-2024, and more writing. I’m also looking into more online teaching. Stay tuned.

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


September-October 2023 Event

2023 Tennessee Local Food Summit

October 1-3, 2023 at Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN. Don’t miss this special weekend of community building and high quality education around sustainable agriculture and growing a resilient local food system for Middle Tennessee and beyond.

Tennessee Local Foods Summit banner

Saturday, September 30, 2023Southeast Regional Biodynamic Conference

in Red Boiling Springs, TN (67 miles from Nashville Airport)


The Nashville Food Project

Growing Community Resilience with Ira Wallace and Pam Dawling

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Join experienced vegetable, herb, and seed growers Ira Wallace and Pam Dawling for an afternoon of workshops and a book signing.

Pam Dawling will present on Year-Round Vegetable Production 

Ira Wallace will present on Seedkeeping, Cooperation and Community Building: Everyday Acts of Resistance in Agriculture.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided by The Nashville Food Project.

A TN Local Food Summit Event at

The Nashville Food Project 5904 California Avenue Nashville, TN, 37209 United States (map)

Click here for info about this event.You can buy tickets on their website or from this link:  TICKETS HERE.

I will be presenting Year-Round Vegetable Production (60 mins), with handouts.


Monday, October 2, 2023Women Farmers of Middle Tennessee, within 30 minutes of Nashville, TN (farm venue TBD).

Women Farmers of Middle Tennessee. Photo from their website.

November 2023 event

CFSA SAC 2023 banner
SAVE THE DATE✨  🚜 38th Sustainable Agriculture Conference  Nov.11-13, 2023 | Durham, NC


I am a speaker at the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Sustainable Agriculture Conference. I will be presenting two 60 minute workshops, with an additional 15 minutes for Q&A. There will also be a book signing event.

Crop Rotations for Vegetables and Cover Crops
This workshop will provide ideas to help you design a sequence of vegetable crops which maximizes
the chance to grow good cover crops as well as reduce pest and disease likelihood. We will discuss
formal rotations as well as ad hoc systems for shoehorning minor crops into available spaces. The
workshop will discuss cover crops suitable at various times of year, particularly winter cover crops
between vegetable crops in successive years. We will include examples of undersowing of cover
crops in vegetable crops and of no-till options.
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.

Next Year:

January 2024 Event

Virginia Association for Biological Farming


VSU Small Farm Outreach Program—————————————

June 2024 Event

Class Catalog Cover - 2023

John C Campbell Folk School

Sunday June 23 2024- Friday June 28 2024

John C Campbell Folk School

One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC 28902

June 23-28 2024 A 5-day course

Growing Vegetables in Summer and Fall

Plant vegetable crops now for fall and winter harvests. Grow salads all summer. Use lettuce varieties, planting schedules and techniques to suit the conditions. Learn about hot weather alternatives to lettuce. Learn about crop protection with shadecloth, rowcover, coldframes and hoophouses. Prepare to harvest a range of fresh, delicious, organic vegetables through the fall and into the winter. Fill your salad bowl and dinner plate!

Cardinale Batavian lettuce, a good summer variety. Photo Swallowtail Garden Seeds


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


Online Presentations

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!