I have some exciting news to share: My writing debut for USA TODAY hits the newsstands this week, in the American Life: Green Living special publication (how Red, White and Green is that?). The article is about vertical gardening, which has become something of a passion of mine since moving to an apartment with an abundantly sized patio (stay tuned for photos of my pole beans). There’s also a section about vertical farming, which sounds like science fiction, but could very well be the key to food security as our planet struggles to accommodate 9 billion people in the next half century.

The magazine is only available in print, so if you’d like to read the article other than zooming below, I highly recommend picking up your own copy (also on the newsstands through June), since it’s filled with some really cool ideas about how to take your green home/life just that one step further (included: DIY cleaning product recipes; a guide to renting goats; and an engrossing read on guerilla gardening, penned by my pal/brilliant writer Matt Villano).

A special thanks to my interviewees for the piece — organic gardening consultant and Gardenerd founder Christy Wilhelmi, Windowfarms founder Britta Riley, as well as Dickson Despommier, professor emeritus at Columbia University and author of The Vertical Farm.

Now get out there and start growing!

–Jennifer Grayson

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6 Responses to “USA TODAY’s Green Living Magazine + exciting news”

  1. Susan Handelman Says:

    This is a great article! Well written and so informative!! I hope we will be reading more from Jennifer in the future! Thanks USA TODAY!!

  2. Paige Says:

    Congratulations Jen! I will pick the issue up first chance I get. I am excited to learn about growing a vertical garden!

  3. Marcia Iacobucci Says:

    Wonderfully written, as always. Congrats on the national coverage…it’s great you have a bigger pulpit to spread the word.

  4. Jennifer Grayson Says:

    Aw, thank you Marcia! Hope you’re back in LA soon to visit us and see the pole beans! xo

  5. Jennifer Grayson Says:

    Thanks so much, Paige! Are you still in NYC? Would love to see pics if you ever get around to planting. Hope all is well– xo

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