CBC “Here & Now”

I’m going to be on the CBC Radio program “Here & Now” today (Monday) talking about the book, gardening and YouGrowGirl.com. I will be on at approx. 4:20 pm and a second time at 4:50 pm.


ReadyMade Magazine Reviews “You Grow Girl” book

-From: ReadyMade (March/April 2005.) “In most cities, people outnumber plants. Urbanites seeking to correct the sprout-to-person ratio will find their action plan in Gayla Trail’s inspired book. Trail, who founded the hip, how-to site www.yougrowgirl.com in 2000, schools clueless downtowners on how to plan, grow, and maintain a mini garden on a windowsill or rooftop.

La Times Reviews “You Grow Girl” Book

From: LATimes (March 10, 2005.) The dirt on alt gardening by Alexandria Abramian-Mott “Looking for an antidote to the gardening how-to book written by estate-owning bluebloods with eponymous tea roses? Gayla Trail, a bona fide alt chick with the cat glasses and obscure ’80s rock T-shirts to prove it, has the dirt. She has distilled

The Globe & Mail – The Avant-Gardeners

An article by Karen von Hahn on Gayla Trail and You Grow Girl. “…it’s as punchy, quirky and irreverent as its hip young urban audience.” “Sanders (Trail) who is slight, intense and wears the statement eyeglasses of the srtistically inclined, also had trouble with the gardening industry’s conventional beauty ideal. “It was intimidating to see

You Grow Girl is Awarded

You Grow Girl won in the category of “Favorite Place to Learn How to Grow Your Own” in the “2004 The Morning News Editor’s Awards in Online Excellence.” Thanks Morning News!

Canadian Gardening – Review

Canadian Gardening – Site of the Month September 2003. “Sassy, unconventional and totally passionate about plants, You Grow Girl is refreshingly, um, fresh. The work of Toronto-based Gayla Trail and a host of volunteer contributors from around the world, You Grow Girl re-defines gardening for a new generation of gardeners. Under a cheeky veneer of

Star Tribune – Review

March 21, 2002. “Two hip Canadian women run this site that can make even a fringe gardener want to dig in. The content is fun, cleverly written and chock-full of useful facts about the plant kingdom for novice and expert gardeners. It features how-to tips, a chat forum, humorous journal entries, seed catalog resource and

Metroleum – Review

“A well-designed gardening site from a mid 20′s (or genX or hipster or other inane buzzword) perspective. A refreshing change from Martha Stewart, this site features gardening tips and plant journals from around the country.”

MidWest Online – Review

“Not science like Einstein science, but science like in getting plants to grow. This site was pure pleasure! This editor does not have a green thumb to pass on to my daughter, so maybe this site can get her excited about starting her own flower garden. She enjoyed the articles and suggestions, I liked that

Maclean’s Magazine – Review

Maclean’s Magazine October 2001. “Diehard gardening pros and avid newbies alike may benefit from a visit to www.yougrowgirl.com, a stylish, colourful splash of occasionally humorous insights into the plant kingdom.”

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