Amber Guetebier, Contributing Writer

Amber Guetebier

Contributing Writer


  • Specialties and interests: Unusual, rare, and heirloom plants; herbalism; ethnobotany; and botany-specific travel (including botanical gardens, native plants, and indigenous foods)
  • Education: Associate degree in anthropology with a minor in ethnobotany from City College of San Francisco; professional sequence in editing course from UC Berkeley Extension


Best DIY Advice

“Gardening for your zone is incredibly important, but that shouldn’t stop you from experimenting. Many tender and unusual plants can survive the winter inside your home. As long as you have bright light (it doesn’t need to be direct sunlight) and a humidifier to combat winter dryness, you can cultivate nearly anything.”

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