Pam Dawling

New Society Publishers

Twin Oaks Community


Pam Dawling has worked at the Twin Oaks Community in central Virginia for more than 27 years, growing vegetables for 100 people on 3.5 acres and training members in sustainable vegetable production. Dawling often presents workshops at sustainable agriculture conferences. She is a contributing editor with Growing for Market magazine, and a weekly blogger on www.sustainablemarketfarming.com. Books by This Speaker: Sustainable Market Farming and The Year-Round Hoophouse

Pam will be speaking at the North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania Fairs


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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.
Organic Gardening

Available In:

North Carolina, Sunday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Heirloom Gardener Stage
Maryland, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage
Pennsylvania, Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m., Grit Stage

Cool Season Hoop House 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.
Organic Gardening

Available In:

North Carolina, Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Sustainable Agriculture Stage
Maryland, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Heirloom Gardener Stage
Pennsylvania, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Building and Energy Stage