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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!


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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