Category: YouGrowGirl

Aug 14

Our New Store

We’re currently in the process of integrating all of our products of the last 18 years into a single online shop. First up is a limited edition risographic print that Davin illustrated as an accompaniment to the Grow Curious book of a poem/manifesto that I wrote in january 2017 called, Gardening is Resistance. You can …

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Jun 13

Read an Excerpt from My New Book, Grow Curious

The Grow Curious book is here! To celebrate, we’ve decided to make the Introduction available for everyone to read. This will give you a small taste of the book, as well as two projects that you can start with as you wait for your copy to arrive. Click here to read an excerpt on your …

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Apr 28

Grow Curious Book Pre-Ordering is Here!

It’s almost here! My new book, Grow Curious: Creative Activities to Cultivate Joy, Wonder, and Discovery in Your Garden has gone to the printer and pre-ordering is available for those of you who did not catch the Kickstarter campaign. Order the limited run Print Edition here. Order the eBook Edition here. Join the Grow Curious …

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Apr 21

Parasitized Ladybug

The other day, while walking around, exploring the garden, I happened upon a ladybug sitting on a leaf on the black currant bush. Upon first glance I thought the ladybug was alive, but looking more closely I could see that it was unmoving and probably dead. Next I noticed a bruised, wet spot on its …

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Apr 21

Spring Seed Sale!

All seeds are on sale 20% off in my shop. Use the coupon code “SPRINGSEEDS” at checkout. *Sale also applies to all other products in the Etsy shop.      from You Grow Girl Click Here for full article

Jan 24

Gardening is a Form of Resistance

Today and every day: Grow and eat good food. Find your grounding in the earth and connect to the nature that is in you — the nature that is you. Make space for wildness. BE wild. Tend and be tender. Don’t be good; be defiant. Cultivate compassion and empathy. Hold yourself in strength and dignity. …

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Nov 11

Looks Like We Made It!

I wrote this on the day the Kickstarter campaign for Grow Curious ended and then posted it to the backers update page, but I wanted to post it here as well in case there are any of you who missed it. I have also been continuing to send out personal messages to everyone who backed …

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Oct 31

The Gardener is Sick: A Year Later

A year ago, almost to the day, I wrote about my experiences as a gardener who couldn’t garden due to illness and what that taught me about myself and gardening. I ended the piece by musing on a reassurance from my partner Davin that come spring both the garden and I would be here. Eventually, …

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Oct 26

We’re in the Last Week to Raise Funds to Publish Grow Curious

I want to thank all of you who have backed the Kickstarter campaign for my book, Grow Curious: Creative Activities to Cultivate Joy, Wonder, and Discovery in You and Your Garden. I have been working to thank each one of you personally, but if you haven’t heard from me yet, please know that I am …

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Oct 04

Announcing the Kickstarter Campaign to Publish My Next Book, Grow Curious

This morning I am pleased to announce the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for my next book, Grow Curious: Creative Activities to Cultivate Joy, Wonder, and Discovery in You and Your Garden. There is so much that I want to say about this project, but in short, this is a creative activity book for adult …

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