A New Garden Ethic with Benjamin Vogt
May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
In a time of climate change and mass extinction, how and for whom we garden matters more than ever.
This impassioned and provocative talk asks: How can we recognize and develop empathy for other species? What role do native plants have in opening us to the perspectives of others? What benefits happen to our society when we advocate for the equality and freedom of a silent majority — pollinators, birds, spiders, and more? Through ecology, psychology, garden design, and philosophy, we’ll explore the rich complexity of rethinking pretty in urban and suburban landscapes.
Benjamin is the author of A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future. He owns the prairie-inspired design firm Monarch Gardens and speaks nationally on both urban wildlife habitat and landscape ethics. For five years he wrote an award-winning native plant column at Houzz which had over 3 million readers. Benjamin has a PhD from the University of Nebraska and lives in Lincoln with his wife and son.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Register here.