For appearance and lecture inquiriesContact_ Alisa TraegerMarketing AssociateRed Hen Pressph. 626.356.4760 _ www.redhen.orgPO Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114


March 2- Santa Barbara Women’s Literary Festival

Come for lunch or stay and all day. Florencia is a featured author at will present during the luncheon at 12-1 P.M. To purchase tickets and more info click here.

March 8- ArtNight Pasadena @ Red Hen Press

Hop on the shuttle to discover the diverse art scene in Pasadena. Florencia will give an eco-cooking demo at stop #17 -Red Hen Press. Click here for more info.

March 9- E.P. Foster Library, Ventura, California 1-2

Join author Florencia Ramirez in her discussion about her book “Eat Less Water” where she “takes the reader on a journey to meet America’sfood producers growing food with less water. The author exposes the seldom-seen connection between dwindling water resources and the choices we make when shopping for groceries for our families and offers us the solution that begins in the kitchen.”

Free and open to the public

Click below to view the flyer:

Eat Less Water Program March 2019

March 30- Ojai Library, Ojai, California 1-2

August 5-11- Summer Writing Retreat at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico




January 24- National Latino Book Club Conversation

“Eat Less Water” was selected as the National Latino Book Club choice along with Reyna Grande’s memoir, “A Dream Called Home.”

Register for Monday, January 28, 2019 — Conversations with Las Comadres along with our Book of the Month author Reyna Grande — author of A Dream Called Home: A Memoir and also interviewing Florencia Ramirez about our Conversations book  Eat Less Water: The solution to worldwide water shortages is in our kitchens

To sign up for the teleconference to listen to the conversation with both Reyna Grande and Florencia Ramirez sign up here.


November thru December- “Business of Tamale Making” Unit and Farm to Table ELW Tamale Luncheon, Oxnard High School

Click here to watch news story aired on KEYT News

December 6- ELW Tamale Cooking Class

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October 25- Meet the Author Event and ELW Cooking Demonstration, Cal Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California

Florencia will teach students how to make 5 simple meals using all organic ingredients that are simple, sustainable and affordable. The demonstration will be followed by a book reading and signing open to the community-at-large.

Admission is free. Sponsored by the Sarah W. Heath Center for Equality and Justice, Pearson Library and the SEEd Garden. For information, call (805) 493-3694 or email

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October 10- ELW Presentation, San Francisco City College, Main Campus, and Mission Campus, San Francisco, California

September 11- ELW Presentation, Book Signing, and Cooking Demonstration, Santa Paula Agricultural Museum, Santa Paula, California

August 18- ELW Presentation, Private Residence, Oxnard, California

June 6- ELW Book Reading and Alquimia Tequila Tasting, Santa Barbara Sister City Meeting, Mesa Cafe & Bar, Santa Barbara, California 6-8

June 3- “Water is a Fundamental Human Right” ELW  Presentation, Q & A and Book Signing, Unitarian Universalist Church, Ventura,CA  11-12:30 

May 19- LitFest Pasadena:

Mountain Lions, Water, & Sand: Eco-Narratives to Change Our Lives & Illuminate Our World @ Vroman’s Bookstore (upstairs), Pasadena, California, 4:14-5:15

Narratives of our relationship with nature and the challenges of sustainability increasingly infuse our culture. But how do we make these narratives personal and effective? Three writers guided by LA County Natural History Museum Community Science Senior Manager Lila Higgins will seek to answer these questions: Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, the California Director of the National Wildlife Federation on a mission to build a 101 freeway wildlife crossing, Florencia Ramirez who’s challenged the nation to reduce our water intake, and Vince Beiser, who’s telling the story of the hugely important but diminishing resource, sand.


Featured Guests: Beth Pratt-Bergstrom (When Mountain Lions are Neighbors), Florencia Ramirez (Eat Less Water), Vince Beiser (The World in a Grain – out in August 2018), Lila Higgins, Los Angeles County Natural History Museum – Moderator

May 3- “Art, Courage, and Power,” discussion with author Florencia Ramirez and artist Andrea Vargas @ Fox Fine Jewelry, Ventura, California, 6-7

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Join us on May 3rd for our Cinco de Mayo inspiration evening! Andrea Vargas, artist and cultural activist, and Florencia Ramirez, author and water conservation activist of the book EAT LESS WATER, will be speaking on “art, courage, and power” at Ventura Fox Fine Jewelry, 560 E. Main Street, Ventura, 6-7PM. Come early to view the jewelry, Andrea’s art, and to connect with great people!

April 22- ELW Book Reading and Alquimia Tequila Tasting @ Milk & Honey Tapas Bar, Santa Barbara, California 6-8


April 21- Earth Day Environmental Hero Award Ceremony with Kenny Loggins and Congressman Salud Carbajal, Santa Barbara, California


April 12- Earth Day Eat less Water School Presentation – Pacific Ridge School, Carlsbad, California


April 11- Author’s Faire, Oxnard Public Library

April 7- How to Eat Less Water @ LULAC

March 8, Live Interview CBS News, San Diego, California


March 8- ELW Book Reading @ Book Catapult, San Diego, California


March 7- Follow that Chef FREE cooking class, Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, California



Have you ever wondered what all those chefs are going to make with all that fresh produce they buy at the Farmers Market?  Here’s a chance to follow Chef and Author Florencia Ramirez and Chef Heather Worell of Farm and Flame through the famous Santa Monica Farmers Market, meet their favorite farmers and vendors and walk back to Gourmandise to watch a demonstration and sample dishes.  The Follow That Chef classes are are FREE of charge and require RSVP.  

Please meet in front of Stefano’s Pizza on Wednesday morning at 9am. We will walk the market for 45 minutes, then walk back to Gourmandise for a demo and tasting. Cooking demonstration will be followed by a book signing. You can reserve your spot here.

February 28- Featured Speaker @ Private Event, The California Club, Los Angeles California

February 27- Sea Bridge, Oxnard, California


An ELW book reading and discussion at the Sea Bridge Progressives Club meeting.

February 25- ELW Book Reading & Tequila Tasting, Alcazar Tapas Bar, Santa Barbara, California


Author, Florencia Ramirez will team up with award-winning Chef and Mixologist Alvaro Rojas for a night of drinks, food and learning at the Alcazar Tapas Bar. Florencia will read excerpts from the”Tequila and Water” chapter that makes clear how our food and drink choices impact water systems close to home and around the globe. Guests will be invited to sip the tequila as its described in the reading. She will be joined in the reading by organic tequila maker, Don Adolfo Murillo of organic Tequila Alquimia featured in the “Tequila and Water” chapter.  Chef Alvaro will create a signature tequila drink for the event.

This is a book reading designed to be tasted.

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February 24- Water & The Future, Boston Court Theatre, Pasadena, California


February 13- Pasadena, California


An ELW book reading @ The Valley Hunt Club. Private event

January 27- ELW Book Reading, Sausalito, California


Join me for an ELW book reading and discussion at Dynamic Energy Crystals in downtown Saulsilito.

 January 23- Eat Less Water Dinner, San Luis Obispo, California


Florencia Ramirez will be cooking up a storm with the help of guests at a private residence in San Luis Obispo as part of the ELW Kitchen Table Tour. This event is hosted by Edible San Luis Obispo. Email for information on how to host your own event at


January 18- Westlake Village, California


ELW Bread Baking Cooking Class at the Farm and Flame commercial kitchen in Westlake with award-winning Chef Heather Worrell. 

Sign up for class TODAY.

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December 28- Organic Tamale Cooking Class with Chef Magda, Fresh & Fabulous, Oxnard, California

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December 6- ELW Book Reading w/ Bestselling Author Janet Fitch, Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, California


Free and open to the public

November 29-30 Organic Tamale Cooking Class, Westlake Village and Ventura, California


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November 18, ELW Presentation and Book Signing, Miami Book Festival, Miami, Florida

For the full line up of the books on food featured at the 2017 book festival click here.

November 11, Live Interview on KTLA News



November 1, ELW OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH, Leashless Brewery, Ventura, California


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October 22, ELW Presentation and Book Signing, Primal Pastures, Temecula, California

I join the GREAT AMERICA FARM TOUR for an afternoon at Primal Pastures. The event is free for the first 500 people to sign up.

September 22, Tequila and Water Reading and Book Signing with Special Guest, Don Adolfo Murillo, Oxnard, California


September 17, Reading KGB Bar, Manhattan, New York September 18, Reading City Lights Bookstore, 7:00-8:00 PM City Lights, San Francisco, California