Zero-Waste Events, Cook-Alongs and Workshops

In addition to these events, I speak and head workshops for various organizations. These organizations have included NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Sierra Club, Plastic-Free July, Target, Facebook, PCC Community Markets, Singapore Writer’s Festival, libraries, waste management companies, corporations that want to both implement more sustainable practices and introduce low-waste concepts to their employees, and so on. To book a speaking engagement, please contact my bookings manager, Cecil Ang.

Green Holiday Fair, Sausalito Women’s Club, Dec 12, 3pm PT

From the event description: “Purchase sustainable gifts from local vendors. Sustainable gift wrapping display. And Think REUSE: Bring one item you like but don’t use (clothing, kitchenware, ornament, good book etc.) and exchange it for one thing you would enjoy. Cookies and spiced mulled wine. Join us for a green good time sponsored by the Sustainability Committee.”

Find out more here.

Produce Bag Sewing Zoom Workshop, Dec 16, 4pm PDT

Spend an hour to cut and sew at least a few cloth produce bags to fill at the grocery store, farmers’ market or bulk bins. Or use the bags to wrap gifts! I’ll demonstrate how to make the bags on a standard sewing machine and also on a serger.

Register here.

Sourdough Starter Workshop, Dec 28, 10am PDT

All you need to make your own sourdough starter are flour, water and a bit of patience. In this class, I will show you how to start a starter culture and how to keep it alive. Bring your flour, water, jar and questions and I’ll answer as many as I can after we start our starters together.

Register here.

Sourdough Bread Weekend Workshop, January 14–16

We will make our bread side-by-side in this small interactive class with a maximum of 8 students. Invest a weekend to learn a life-long skill—baking traditional bread with only flour, water and salt.

You will need a mature sourdough starter to take this class. If you don’t have one, read my tutorial here.

Class Zoom Schedule

On Saturday, while we are offline during the bulk fermentation, I’ll stand by if you need help. I’ve also included lots of time in the schedule to answer your questions.

  • Friday 7am–7:15am PDT: feed our mature starters
  • Friday 7pm–8pm PDT: soak the flours and make the leaven
  • Saturday 7am–9am PDT (give or take): make the dough and begin the bulk fermentation
  • Saturday noon–2pm PDT (give or take): form the loaves
  • Sunday 7am–8:15am PDT: bake!

After registering, you will receive a list of class materials and the Zoom link for the class sessions.

Sourdough Bread Weekend Workshop


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Three-ingredient sourdough bread made with wild yeast

Previous Online Sourdough Starter Workshop

If you have been unable to attend one of my free sourdough starter classes, you can watch a recording of a previous one.