Pam Peirce

Teaches successful ornamental gardening in Northern California through 50 easy heirloom California garden plants. Photos by David Goldberg

Whatever your level of gardening knowledge, this book will help you grow more food in your garden. A comprehensive and personal guide.

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Golden Gate Gardening: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Food Gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area and Coastal California
All gardening is local. This complete book of vegetable gardening caters to gardeners in coastal Northern California (Klamath to San Luis Obispo) and the San Francisco Bay Area (the coast to Napa and Contra Costa counties)…offers the best, tested techniques for growing vegetables, fruits, and herbs.

Wildly Successful Plants: Northern California
Are you planning: A drought-tolerant garden? One that attracts hummingbirds? A garden for cut flowers? A tropical paradise, cottage garden, or a mediterranean-style patio? A small garden? A container garden? Wildly Successful Plants has plants to fit every creative impulse.

“Golden Gate Gardener”
A gardening Q&A column that appeared in the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle and on SFGate.com You can read archived columns here.
The archive of "Golden Gate Gardener" is still readable online. Pam's articles will still appear in the Chronicle periodically, and a column with a somewhat different format will appear on the first Sunday of each month.

Selected Works

Memoir
This essay appears in the book Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-1978, Edited by Chris Carlsson with Lisa Ruth Elliott, City Lights Books, 2011.
Books
For vegetable gardening in the Bay Area, Golden Gate Gardening is indispensable
—Michael Pollan
This book teaches successful ornamental gardening in Northern California through 50 easy heirloom California garden plants.
Newspaper Column and Articles
A gardening Q&A column that appeared in the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle and on SFGate.com from 2006-2014. The archive of "Golden Gate Gardener" is still readable online at this link. Starting March, 2015, a column with a somewhat different format will appear on first Sundays of each month.

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