In the Garden

Gone Gardening

June 26, 2015


Hi there! I’m Danielle Arostegui, and I’m the girl behind Girl Gone Gardener.


My story, like many, started with a decision to make a change. After two years of city living in the heart of LA, I decided to quit my job writing for TV, pack up my bags, and move six hours up to the coast to apprentice at a little biodynamic farm growing fresh veggies and herbs in sunny,  beautiful Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz Tree


Santa Cruz Beach

On January 2nd, 2015 I moved from a Brentwood apartment to a communal bunkhouse shared with three other apprentices on the farm’s property, and from a 45-minute commute in the morning on the dreaded 101 to a short stroll from my bed to the garden where I’d be spending most of my days. Talk about a new start for a new year!

Love Apple Farm Sign


Indie on the Farm
Moving to the farm was one of the best decisions I ever made, and rather than sating my desire to get outside and dig in the dirt, those five short months only fueled the fire.

Harvest on the Farm

Now that my apprenticeship is over, I live in a little apartment in Palo Alto, with no balcony and no yard, but I don’t see that as an impediment to my gardening habit. I just see it as a new challenge.

This blog is the space where I hope to share photos and stories from my gardening addiction, my thoughts on sustainable living, recipes featuring my favorite seasonal produce, and any green thumb wisdom that I accumulate along the way. I’m also a big fan of the outdoors, and I promise to keep you posted on any awesome surf spots, backpacking trails, or roads less traveled that I stumble upon in my travels.

Sunset on the Farm

One thing I’ve learned since I moved to the farm is that every day is a new adventure. I’m really looking forward to sharing those adventures with you all here at Girl Gone Gardener.

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  • Reply Kaitlyn June 26, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Very excited to follow your adventures GGG!!!! Loving this already!

    • Reply Danielle Arostegui July 2, 2015 at 11:21 PM

      Thanks, Kaitlyn! I’m looking forward to sharing them with you.

  • Reply Judy McCleary July 5, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Loved this weeks recipes. Pictures are great. Can’t wait to see what comes next..

    • Reply Danielle Arostegui July 5, 2015 at 11:44 PM

      Thanks, so glad you’re enjoying them!

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