Collection by

Ben Futa

Getting started as a gardener


January 2021

I grew up gardening on the outskirts of South Bend. What was once my hobby evolved into a professional calling when I discovered public gardens. I believe it doesn’t matter where you grow, what you grow, or how you grow—anyone can be a gardener. As the pandemic descended in March 2020, I watched as thousands of people discovered gardening for the first time and began to grow their own food and beautify their spaces. This collection is curated with the beginning gardener in mind, and includes resources to help you access the essential knowledge and tools you need to be successful.