Pam Peirce is a San Francisco-based gardener, author, photographer, and lecturer. The 4th (30th Anniversary) edition classic regional gardening book, Golden Gate Gardening, has just been published. It teaches year-round food gardening in mediterranean California from Eureka to San Luis Obispo, from the foggy coast to hot inland climates like Walnut Creek or San Jose. Her book Wildly Successful Plants covers botany and use of 50 plucky, historic, mid-California ornamentals. Pam earned a BA in plant science, taught horticulture at City College of San Francisco for nearly 30 years, lectures and writes widely on gardening and food issues. You can follow her future appearances on her website: pampeirce.com, which also provides a link to her blog.