I am the happy author of five books (* links) including Grow Organic: A Simple Guide to Nova Scotia Vegetable Gardening, winner of the APMA 2011 Best-Atlantic Published Book Award.

I have appeared as a regular guest on CBC Radio's Mainstreet, Information Morning, and Maritime Noon, Breakfast Television, and News 95.7 FM's The Weekend  Gardener, as well as in person at many gardening and trade shows, talking about my passion for growing and preserving our own food.

Praise for Grow Organic:

"Written in a friendly, straightforward manner, Grow Organic is an accessible guide for homeowners interested in organic vegetable gardening...." (East Coast Living, Spring 2010)

"Cookbooks and gardening guides shouldn't make you feel like a useless toad, or make you wish you lived in another city. But Peirce's Grow Organic...is a boost of confidence, even if you've only ever grown mould. Peirce doesn't expect that you know a till from a turnip, and she writes in a conversational, unpretentious tone. Best of all, she understands Atlantic weather, and that many of us don't have spaces bigger than a balcony.... The book is well-designed with a bounty of colour photographs. Instead of reading general books about locavore living, why not read a local book about growing your own food?" (Sue Carter Flinn, The Coast, April 8, 2010)