As a second generation Coastsider, Ben grew up gardening with his Mom (alongside their pet chickens) in their backyard in El Granada, a family tradition passed along from his Grandparents and one that Ben is now passing along to his daughter. Beyond putting food on the table, the constant experimentation, lessons learned and meditative therapy that gardening provides keeps him motivated to keep his hands in the dirt. Beyond the garden, Ben enjoys all of the outdoor activities the Coastside has to offer, sharing in that adventure with his wife, daughter and two dogs. When he’s not gardening or enjoying the outdoors, Ben works in software leading Sales and Sales Operations teams. Bringing our community closer together through such a healthy and rewarding activity as gardening, and promoting a closer understanding and connection to the earth, are the key reasons Ben is excited to support c-FOG and its mission.