The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees
Is my destroyer.
Susan Taylor began writing columns about gardening for the San Diego Free Press in February of 2014. The biography that she provided to append to the end of her articles is quintessential Susan—direct, spirited and humorous. It deftly conveys details of an intriguing past, establishes the commitments of her heart and intellect and reflects her whimsical optimism about the future.
Susan L. Taylor, a San Diego native daughter, digs politics, urban agriculture, dogs and local beaches. Forever grad student of Latin America history, she speaks Spanish, Portuguese and teen-speak to the two boys still at home. Supports guerrilla, community and home gardening. Dreams of a beachhead along the Baja California coast and hopes that the grapes she grows will someday taste like red wine. Susan supports the restoration of Chollas Creek and is still a natural blonde.
Susan wrote enthusiastically received gardening columns for San Diego Free Press that drew upon her expertise as a certified Master Gardener in the county. Her columns were anything but generic in content or tone, which is to say that they were pure Susan. Her articles were peppered with exclamation points and we left most of them in because they so perfectly expressed her perpetual wonder and delight with the vegetative world. “Remember, the best day to plant a tree was twenty years ago, and the second best day is today!” [Read more…]