Lauren David Lauren David is a Chilean-American freelance writer with over 14 years of gardening experience. She has written about food, nutrition, gardening and more for numerous publications including Allrecipes, Greatist and other publications. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.