Lauren Krystaf

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Buffalo Niagara Region
SUNY Buffalo, Drexel University
Sustainable Gardening, Edimentals, Urban Permaculture
  • Lauren loves gardening's mix of beauty and utility, and she believes everyone can have a green thumb.
  • She grows flowers, vegetables, and fruit trees, all on a 1/8 acre city lot.
  • Lauren currently gardens in USDA zone 6, but has previously lived and gardened in zones 8, 10, and 13.


As a news writer for House Blog, Lauren has written on a range of topics, including seed-starting strategies, gardening techniques, and houseplant care. She had so much fun researching and writing about companion plants for the article "Deter Insects Naturally With This Fast-Growing Garden Classic" that she decided to grow nasturtiums herself this year. Lauren has been writing professionally for over five years and has written for sites including Collider Media, Backyard Boss, and Haddee Education. She is fascinated by the symbiotic relationship between humans and plants and has never met a succulent she doesn't love.


Lauren has a bachelor's degree in anthropology from SUNY Buffalo and a master's in library and information science from Drexel University.
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