A celebration of individuals whose generosity, hard work and connection with nature inspire us every day. LaManda Joy is an award-winning Master Gardener, author of the popular urban gardening blog "The Yarden," a Square Foot Gardening Certified Instructor and founder of The Peterson Garden Project, a community and edible garden education program in Chicago, Illinois. We've always been inspired by the Midwest Backyard Garden. It's a place that brings us joy-where we connect with family and friends. Grow inspired is a seasonal celebration that recognizes our neighbors who share their passion for gardening, nature and the great outdoors with their community.