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I'm a Halifax-based author specializing in garden and kitchen self-help books (see links to my titles below), including Grow Organic, winner of the 2011 Best Atlantic-Published Book award.

I have appeared as a 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.

I support other writers as a coach and editor at all stages of the writing process.

My workshops show how to achieve self-sufficiency and better health through growing our own food, preserving what we grow, gardening and cooking with kids, and eating for brain health.

My limited edition children's book The Big Flush can be purchased directly from the author.

I am working on a new book about healing from concussion; please stay tuned to this page for updates!

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I am offering a full-day workshop on self-care and healing after a concussion

Learn skills and strategies to optimize healing, including gentle movement (NIA and Yoga), eating for brain health, and changing mindsets to activate healing potential


Saturday, May 18th, 2019
10am - 3pm


Women's Council House
989 Young Ave, Halifax


Includes brain-healthy lunch


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Stalking green dragon babies: my love affair with fiddleheads

For Maritimers, May means the beautiful and widely-anticipated unfurling of the ostrich fern, otherwise known as the fiddlehead, whose name accurately reflects the shape of that musical instrument. Especially renowned in New Brunswick, along the banks of the Saint John river, but actually found throughout the Maritimes and New England,...

How to enjoy rhubarb season: some lore and two recipes

If you’re a seasonal eater here on the perpetually soggy East Coast, spring means three things: fiddleheads, asparagus, and rhubarb. I’m going to spend the next couple of weeks singing the praises of each member of this marvellous trio in turn, mainly in the form of favourite recipes. I’ll start...

How the underground barter economy is transforming the ways we connect

The Facebook-based trading phenomenon with the dubious name Bunz was unknown to me until a couple of weeks ago when its local chapter turned up in my newsfeed. A network with dozens of chapters, like its close cousin, Freecycle, the Halifax Bunz has 8000 local members and is growing weekly....

Elizabeth Peirce Speaking

Want to grow more of your own food but aren't sure where to start?

Want to eat healthy, local food on a budget?

Host a Pickling Party with Elizabeth!

Want to learn how to can your own food safely?

Do you want to grow healthy food right in your own backyard?


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