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Meet the Author: Pam Peirce

Meet the Author: Pam Peirce
Saturday, March 12, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
956 Cole Street


Pam Peirce grew up in Indiana and moved to San Francisco after she finished college with a bachelor’s degree in botany. She enjoyed California culture as well as the mild winters that allow a year-round garden. While studying the climate of the Bay Area and the plants that can be grown here, she gardened first in borrowed backyards and in containers on porches and windowsills, but she soon found a gardening home in a community garden.
During 1980–1983 she participated in the founding of the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG), an organization that supported both community and home gardeners citywide. She served on its board until 1999. Pam also taught horticulture at City College of San Francisco for 30 years.
The first edition of her book Golden Gate Gardening was published in 1993. Now in its third edition, Golden Gate Gardening (Sku 799650, $29.99) is much improved and expanded from the first and second editions. It now includes, in addition to two coastal planting calendars, two planting calendars for varieties of inland microclimates. It is useful for those gardening from Humboldt County south to San Luis Obispo as well as for those in mild-winter inland climates. Pam will be on hand at our Cole Street store on Saturday, March 12, to sign copies of her book and answer questions. Take advantage of her expertise right in our own backyard!

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