Benjamin Vogt

Vogt

“A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future.” 

Vogt’s 5,000 home garden on ¼ acre lot has been on several tours and was named a top outdoor space of 2012 by Apartment Therapy.  The garden has been featured in Fine Gardening, Garden Design, Nebraska Life, the Omaha World Herald, the Lincoln Journal Star, and on KOLN (Lincoln’s CBS affiliate).  For five years (2012-2017) Vogt wrote an award-winning garden column for Houzz (over 3 million reads with 200 articles) and has contributed to books such as Lawn Gone! and Pollinator Friendly Gardening.  You’ll find his freelance photography in several publications, including The Xerces Society’s Gardening for Butterflies (Timber Press), as well as Orion Magazine, Northern Gardener, APLD’s The Designer, Fix, and many others.  He has been interviewed for dozens of podcasts, articles, and books while speaking nationally on environmental activism and sustainable urban design for wildlife.  You’ll find his essays in anthologies like The Tallgrass Prairie Reader, Natural Treasures of the Great Plains, and Prairie Gold, while his Pushcart Prize nominated poems have appeared in over 60 publications.  He is the author of three poetry collections and two unpublished memoirs—the memoirs are based on family and gardening as well as homesteading the prairie environment in the 1800s.