About

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My name is Brianna and I’m a mother of 2 amazing kids, have a degree in Astrophysics, years of food service experience, and an affinity for crafting.  Zero.  Gardening.  Experience.  I’m a native Atlantan on a mission to survive the urban produce gardening jungle.

I want to start growing a garden here in Atlanta, GA with my family to show them the miracle of starting from a seed, dirt, water and sunshine and ending with a meal.  I also hope to save some money on the grocery bill while being able to provide healthier, more delicious and fresher food to my family.  I want them all to learn about and appreciate the work, love and care that goes into growing food in this process.

With my total lack of gardening experience, I hope to share my successes and failures, recipes, ideas and knowledge for anyone interested in joining on my journey to growing produce.  Welcome to Lovingly Grown!

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Baby haricot verts (green beans)

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.”

-Alfred Austin

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Welcome to gardening! I started with a small square patch, probably 25 square feet of cultivated space. Now, ten years later, I have over 300 square feet of growing space. Gardening can lead to more gardening. 🙂 I also have two kids, and their interest in the garden waxes and wanes, but I have come to learn that no matter how much (or little) they seem interested in actually participating, the garden (and gardening) is woven into the fabric of their lives. I look forward to reading about your journey.

    • What a lovely and welcoming comment! Thank you so much. We have started with 64 sq ft and hope to be adding more next year. I hope that my children will some day be able to look back through this and learn something from it. Even if it is how much I love them and want a better world for them. Though I do hope to eventually help other novice gardeners. I think the skill of being able to take earth and seeds and provide for yourself is a dying art. And one that we have been told is too hard or too much trouble for our busy lives. If I can help even one person glean some bit of knowledge that will help them not give up or try harder to grow anything themselves, then I will feel successful. I really appreciate you checking out my blog and am glad to have you reading along with my journey.

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