I do cooking classes, conference talks, and cooking demonstrations nationwide, from Washington DC to Portland Oregon and from Sacramento California to Hilton Head Island South Carolina. If you can't make a class in person, check out my cooking videos.

Linda Watson teaches cooking at the Mother Earth News Fair

For more information, see the pages on the Wildly Good Cook series of cooking classes, other classes, and talks. If you'd like me to speak to your group or company, please fill out an event request

Calendar: cooking classes and healthy eating events

Authors in Your Backyard

Saturday, April 23 from 3 to 5 pm. Join NC Piedmont Laureate Katy Munger as she welcomes local authors in a celebration of writing talent. Munger will give a keynote talk on writing, followed by author readings and a reception. Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Avenue, Raleigh, NC.

Sister City Lunch for Guests from Kingston Upon Hull, England.

Thursday, March 10. I'm honored to be hosting a lunch for guests from our sister city who are interested in urban agriculture. The mission of the Sister City program is:

To promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation - one individual, one community at a time.

Let's add one meal at a time. I'm still planning the menu, but you can bet it will be organic and local. I'll also take them on a tour of my growing edible forest garden.

Regional Food Council Summit at the Climate Change Adaptation Conference

Friday, March 4, 2016 from 10 to noon, with the main conference from 8:00 to 2:30. The theme this year is The Color of Food. Details >>

Raleigh Home Show

Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 1 to 2 pm at the Downtown Raleigh Convention Center. Use this link to get a special discount for Cook for Good fans: save $4 on $10 Home Show ticket. Enjoy a whole day of the show for just $6. That's turning a splurge into a scrimp!

Seeding the Clean Energy Future

Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 1 to 3 pm in the Vaughn Fellowship Hall at Community United Church of Christ (CUCC), 814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607

Talk and demonstration on solar cooking as part of a gathering the day after the Paris climate talks end in solidarity and with the energy of thousands of people across the world sending a message that the people are committed to a just climate future and leading the way to a 100% renewable transition. See details.

Envisioning Healthy Foodsheds: Why Local Can’t Trump Organic

Panel discussion after talk by Philip Ackerman-Leist on Thursday November 5, 2015 from 7 to 8:30 pm.

Author of Rebuilding the Foodshed (and a native North Carolinian whose mother and sister both graduated from Meredith), Philip Ackerman-Leist will tackle the misguided mantra that “local trumps organic.” In addition to sharing perspectives from various foodshed initiatives around the US, he will also share some thoughts from his newest book project, focused on the first municipality in the world to ban pesticides through a public referendum process. A panel discussion follows his talk, featuring representatives from various aspects of the food community from farmers to cooks and restaurateurs.

Kresge Auditorium, Meredith College, Raleigh NC.

You Bought It, So Cook It! Making Green Cooking Affordable

Talk and tasting October 17 2015 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm at Triangle Vegfest inside Market Hall.

Laugh and learn as author Linda Watson shows you how to make Spicy Peanut Rice with Seasonal Vegetables and save a bucket of dough. Find out how to make high-quality organic vegan meals even on a low, low budget. You'll get tips on squeezing every last drop of flavor and nutrition out of the food you buy. Enjoy hearty pizza without cheese and light cakes without eggs. Develop new habits that yield "free" meals every month. Learn to shop with the seasons, feed your freezer, and shrink your your carbon footprint.

Moore's Square, Raleigh NC. Learn about other speakers, vendors, and activities -- including how to volunteer -- at Triangle Vegfest.

Healthy Pleasure: Vegetarian and Vegan Cooking

Giving a lecture September 14 2015 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Learn how easy, plant-powered meals can help you get healthy and enjoy life more. See how cutting the meat can trim your budget too. Find out how to get enough protein and which nutrients to watch. Discover new ingredients that help convert some favorite recipes. Even omnivores will enjoy learning how to reduce fat, eat more produce, and welcome vegetarians and vegans to their tables. Click here to register.

North Carolina State University, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh North Carolina

P-POD Plant-Based Prevention of Disease Conference

Attending September 11-13 2015 in Raleigh NC to learn more about how eating plants may reduce the risks of major diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. See details.