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

Events List Updated 6/1/19

June 1-2, 2019

Mother Earth News Fair, Frederick,  Maryland

https://www.motherearthnewsfair.com/maryland/

Location: The Great Frederick Fair,  797 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701

Two 60 min workshops

Lettuce Year Round

This presentation includes techniques to extend the lettuce season using row covers, cold frames, and hoop houses to provide lettuce harvests in every month of the year. The workshop includes a look at varieties for spring, summer, fall, and winter. Pam Dawling considers the pros and cons of head lettuce, leaf lettuce, baby lettuce mix, and the newer multileaf types. She also provides information on scheduling and growing conditions, including how to persuade lettuce to germinate when it’s too hot.

Cool Season Hoophouse Crops

Learn how to fill your hoop house with productive food crops in the cool seasons. Pam Dawling discusses suitable crops, cold-hardiness, selecting crops, calculating how much to harvest and how much to plant, crop rotation, mapping, scheduling, seasonal transitions, succession planting, interplanting, and follow-on cropping.

Book-signing

Demos at NSP booth, of tomato string-weaving and wigglewire system for fastening hoophouse plastic to framework


Friday July 19, 2019, 2019, 10 am to noon, followed by bag lunch

Tricycle Gardens Urban Ag Fellowship  Tour of Twin Oaks Gardens (not open to the public)

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September 13-15,

2019 Mother Earth News Fair PA.

Lettuce Year-Round

This presentation includes techniques to extend the lettuce season using row covers, cold frames, and hoop houses to provide lettuce harvests in every month of the year. The workshop includes a look at varieties for spring, summer, fall, and winter. Pam Dawling considers the pros and cons of head lettuce, leaf lettuce, baby lettuce mix, and the newer multileaf types. She also provides information on scheduling and growing conditions, including how to persuade lettuce to germinate when it’s too hot.

Cool Season Hoophouse Crops

Learn how to fill your hoop house with productive food crops in the cool seasons. Pam Dawling discusses suitable crops, cold-hardiness, selecting crops, calculating how much to harvest and how much to plant, crop rotation, mapping, scheduling, seasonal transitions, succession planting, interplanting, and follow-on cropping.

Book-signing

Demos at NSP booth, of tomato string-weaving and wigglewire system for fastening hoophouse plastic to framework


September 21-22, 2019

Heritage Harvest Festival , Monticello, Charlottesville, VA

 Workshop with Ira Wallace

10:30 – 11:30 am Saturday in the Heritage Tent

Winter Gardening: No Tech to High Tech 

Learn tips on growing cold-hardy vegetables (not only kale!) out in the open and with varying degrees of protection from rowcovers, low tunnels, coldframes and hoophouses (high tunnels). We’ll consider crop choices , planting dates and  harvesting so there’s always something to eat for everyone from winter market gardeners to small backyard growers. We’ll explain ways to maximize production with succession planting, interplanting and follow-on cropping.

 No extra fee for the workshop, included with the price of general admission

Booksigning

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November 1-3 (Friday-Sunday am), 2019

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Durham, North Carolina

I applied and offered 75 min workshops on Cover Crops, Lettuce Year Round, Storage Vegetables, Season Extension, Asian Greens, Garlic.


 

January 22-25, 2020

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Conference

Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms

Little Rock, Arkansas

I applied and offered one half day and 1 shorter workshop, or two shorter workshops


 


February 5-8. 2020

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Lancaster, PA

I applied


Mother Earth News Fair
July 17-18, 2020

Mother Earth News Fair Polyface Farms, Virginia

Applied