Planning your fall garden, Sunday

Press release

By on Wed, August 10, 2011


Pam Peirce is the author of the bestselling regional food gardening book Golden Gate Gardening, just out in its Third Edition. She has written several other books, including Wildly Successful Plants: Northern California, on regional heirloom garden ornamentals and Controlling Vegetable Pests, a book on using IPM to manage food crop pests. Pam teaches horticulture at City College of San Francisco, writes the weekly column Golden Gate Gardener for the San Francisco Chronicle (, and her website, links to her blog, Golden Gate Gardener. 

In this workshop, you will learn what you can grow and when to plant it to keep your garden producing tasty food from fall to spring. (Good news: Very little gardening is required in the cold, rainy months - mostly you harvest.) Are you clueless about cauliflower, bemused by Brussels sprouts, puzzled by peas? Pam will explain the best schedule for planting these and many other crops, tell us the best varieties, and include pest management tips to ensure success. In the garden, Pam will demonstrate some very special techniques you can use to escape otherwise troublesome pests.