Zero-Waste Events, Cook-Alongs and Workshops

In addition to these events, I give talks and teach 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.


May 17th: Climate Reality Project Bay Area Cook-Along, 6pm PT

I’ll talk food waste and make kimchi. Register here.

May 24, Free Sourdough Starter Workshop, 4pm PT/7pm ET

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. 200 SPOTS SOLD OUT!

May 26th: San Mateo Rotary Club Talk

June 10th to 12th: Live Sourdough Bread Cook-Along

You’ll need an active sourdough starter to make the bread in this small interactive class. With a maximum of 12 students, we will make our bread side-by-side. Go here for more information and to register.

June 16th: Philly Talks Trash, A Virtual Series on Waste

More info coming soon.

Three-ingredient sourdough bread made with wild yeast

2022 Previous Events

  • May 11th: Eco-Friendly Challenges, Food Waste Talk, 7pm PT/10pm ET
  • May 7th: Klickitat County Washington Solid Waste Department Cooking Demo
  • May 3rd: Santa Clara Library Author Talk
  • April 28th: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Cooking Demo
  • April 24th: Earth 2050 in Mill Valley
  • April 22nd: Stanford Health Care Earth Day Event
  • April 21st: Santa Clara Valley Water District Earth Day Talk
  • April 14th: Santa Clara County Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission
  • April 9th: Sunnyvale Drive Electric: Ride into Earth Month
  • April 5th: Mustela Food-Waste Prevention Cook-Along
  • April 3rd: Sunnyvale Edibles Gardening Talk
  • April 2nd: Sunnyvale Going Native Garden Tour Talk
  • March 31st: Acterra Cook-along on Zoom
  • March 30th: Solidarity Sauerkraut Cook-Along Fundraiser
  • March 24th: Katharine Hayhoe on Instagram Live
  • March 15th: Sunnyvale Rotary Club
  • March 8th: Make Borscht Not War Cook-Along Fundraiser
  • Feb 24th: Make Soup Not Waste Cook-Along Fundraiser
  • Feb 10th: Eleanor’s 8th Birthday Sourdough Starter Workshop
  • Feb 7th: Green Change’s Regeneration Meetup
  • Feb 7th: Live Zero Waste Challenge
  • Feb 3rd: Sierra Club Southeast Michigan
  • Jan 29th: Santa Clara County Library District Author Talk
  • Jan 25th: Mountain View Library Cook-Along
  • Jan 14th to 16th: Sourdough Bread Workshop
  • Jan 6th: PCC Markets Sourdough Starter Cook-Along