Welcome to Lazy Gardening Academy!

I'm Linda Ly, your instructor and the founder of Garden Betty. I'm passionate about guiding fellow plant lovers through all the things I've learned over my 10 years of researching, experimenting, and growing thousands of pounds of fruits and vegetables in my own gardens.

Inside Lazy Gardening Academy, I'll help you get over your hurdles, master a new technique, and streamline your processes. Let's do something creative today!

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    About Linda Ly

    Linda Ly is the founder and creative force behind the award-winning site Garden Betty.

    What began as a personal blog in 2010 is now a leading resource in the home and garden sphere, reaching millions of readers every year in over 230 countries. The site celebrates the art of living slow and eating well, with fresh, prolific content on modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring.

    Garden Betty has been honored as the “Best Gardening Blog” by Country Living and a “Top 10 Gardening Blog” by Better Homes and Gardens. Linda Ly’s expertise in edible gardening and her penchant for crushing common food myths led to her first book, The CSA Cookbook (2015), which took a unique top-to-tail approach to using vegetables.

    It was followed by the bestselling The New Camp Cookbook (2017), named Amazon’s Best Book of the Month and PureWow’s Best Book of the Year, and a companion title, The Backyard Fire Cookbook (2019).

    With the popularity of the zero-waste movement, Linda’s debut book has been revised and republished as The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook (2020). It helps us rethink what’s edible, be more sustainable by composting less (yes, you read that right), and use up all the plants we grow or buy. Like the veggie version of nose-to-tail, if you will.

    Linda, her blog, and her books have been featured in dozens of top-tier publications, including TIME Magazine, HGTV, DIY Network, Travel Channel, Outside, Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, and The Guardian.