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Gayla Trail is a writer, photographer, and graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. Gayla is the creator of the popular gardening project, You Grow Girl and the author of “You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening” and “Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces”. Gayla is also a frequent speaker, and spokesperson on the topics of urban gardening, ecology, and community.

Gayla’s third book, “Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces” will be out Feb 2012 (Random House/Clarkson Potter) and is available now for pre-order!

Find out about booking Gayla as a speaker in 2012.

Recent Entries

Relatively Speaking: Growing and Eating Edible Physalis

Garden Making Magazine, May 2011. Article and photos by Gayla Trail.

Grow Your Own Greens

Yoga Journal Magazine, May 2011. Article by Gayla Trail.

Bold, Bountiful Brassicas

Garden Making Magazine, Fall 2011. Article text and Spigarello photos by Gayla Trail.

Some Like It Cool: Growing Early Spring Greens

Garden Making Magazine, Spring 2010.

O Magazine: Garden State

(March 2010) An urban farmer with a cultlike following explains the simplest way to grow your own food