Benjamin Vogt is owner of the prairie-inspired design firm Monarch Gardens. He is the author of A New Garden Ethic: and Prairie Up. He has a PhD from the University of Nebraska speaks nationally on artistic garden design for wildlife in all seasons.
Chicago Botanic Garden, North Carolina Botanic Garden, University of Wisconsin, Myriad Botanical Gardens, Brookside Gardens, Ladew Gardens, Phipps Conservatory, Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Association for Professional Landscape Designers, Ecological Landscape Alliance, Western Nursery and Landscape Association, Midwest Native Plant Society
Garden ethics, landscaping for climate change, using natural plant layers for low maintenance design, gardening for winter interest, converting lawn to meadow, working with weed ordinances, seeding the garden