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GAYLA TRAIL is the creator of YouGrowGirl.com, the hit community for enthusiastic gardeners, where she has spent over a decade sharing her experiences growing food in difficult urban spaces.

Gayla is the author of three books on gardening: You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening (Simon and Schuster, 2005) , Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces (Clarkson Potter/Random House, 2010), and Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces. Her work as a writer and photographer has appeared in the New York Times; O, the Oprah Magazine; ReadyMade; Domino; Budget Living; and more.

Her love for gardening began with parsley seeds planted in a Styrofoam cup when she was five years old. Inspired by the potato plants her grandmother grew in a bucket on her senior centre’s fire escape, Gayla has always gardened in whatever…

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  • Joined January 9, 2006

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About

GAYLA TRAIL is the creator of YouGrowGirl.com, the hit community for enthusiastic gardeners, where she has spent over a decade sharing her experiences growing food in difficult urban spaces.

Gayla is the author of three books on gardening: You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening (Simon and Schuster, 2005) , Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces (Clarkson Potter/Random House, 2010), and Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces. Her work as a writer and photographer has appeared in the New York Times; O, the Oprah Magazine; ReadyMade; Domino; Budget Living; and more.

Her love for gardening began with parsley seeds planted in a Styrofoam cup when she was five years old. Inspired by the potato plants her grandmother grew in a bucket on her senior centre’s fire escape, Gayla has always gardened in whatever space she had available, including a hot and exposed building rooftop, a community plot, windowsills, shared yard space, fire escapes, a concrete parking pad, stoop steps, tiny urban backyards, and more.

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