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Jul 20, 2006
Gardener, photographer, graphic designer, and crafty gal Gayla Trail is the creator of the acclaimed gardening web site YouGrowGirl.com and author of the popular gardening book, You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening (Simon & Schuster).
Gayla launched YouGrowGirl.com in February 2000 as a personal response to a kind of gardening media she found missing. A labour of love that Gayla continues to run, the website has become a thriving community for likeminded gardeners and even self-confessed “black thumbs.” Gayla has always gardened in whatever space she had available. She now splits her gardening time between a rooftop deck, a community garden plot, and a formerly barren patch of public land on a busy urban corner.
Gayla is a regular contributor to magazines, public speaker, and spokesperson on urban gardening, ecology, and community. Her work has appeared in ReadyMade, Venus, BUST, The National Post, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Gardening Life, LA Times, Canadian House and Home, 2 Magazine, Gardening and Deck Design, Life Magazine, and more.