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Gardening CV2014

Gardening CV2014

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Published by Benjamin Vogt
Garden consulting, speaking, and writing resume.
Garden consulting, speaking, and writing resume.

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Published by: Benjamin Vogt on Feb 25, 2014
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BENJAMIN VOGT bervogt@gmail.


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LANDSCAPE CONSULTING Monarch Gardens – 2011-present Owner of a native prairie garden consulting business for individuals and schools in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska. Work with landowners, homeowners, and teachers to create site-appropriate landscaping, share maintenance techniques, and plan organic care methods. Visit nurseries with clients and select plants. Create tailored horticultural information cheat sheets.

CONSERVATION / VOLUNTEER WORK Wachiska Audubon Society – 2013-present Board member for a southeastern Nebraska prairie and wildlife conservation group. Wachiska owns and maintains almost 500 acres of prairie habitat, with another 500 acres in perpetual easements. Work with local and regional organizations in educational and state legislative outreach to preserve the habitats of native wildlife and prairie in Nebraska. Manage social media accounts and increase visibility of organization during it’s 40th anniversary year (2013). Spearhead implementation of GIS mapping of our prairies along with interactive on-site cell phone guides.

BOOK CONTRIBUTIONS Lawn Gone! Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives For Your Yard. Pam Penick. Ten Speed Press (2013). Northern Plains Regional Plant Recommendations.

WRITING Houzz.com – Columnist – September 2012-present Great Plains regional garden expert, weekly garden and design column with over 40 published pieces. Topics include the reasons to use native plants, landscaping for insects, the joys of a winter garden, my personal garden’s evolution, how to prairie your lawn, and dozens of native plant profiles. Houzz is a leading home design idea website receiving over seven million visits a month. Several of my articles have surpassed 60,000 views. Article links. Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens – Columnist – June 2011 to present Write a monthly post on gardening with native plants. Environmental issues concerning flora and fauna in the Great Plains. NPWG is a team blog of nearly thirty writers from around the country who are sustainably-centered garden advocates. Garden Rant – September 20, 2013 Guest blog post on native plants as a moral choice.


BENJAMIN VOGT bervogt@gmail.com

thedeepmiddle.com monarchgard.com

Wilder Quarterly – Summer 2012 Freelance article on the white lined sphinx moth with author-provided photos. Timber Press – March 16, 2012 Invited guest blog post on hosting a garden tour. Garden Bloggers – August 19, 2011 Invited guest post on turning a blog / garden journal into a book. Garden Rant – September 10, 2010 Invited guest blog post against flag poles in the home landscape.

INTERNET / RADIO / TV APPEARANCES Mom’s Every Day, KOLN 1011 – March 14, 2013 Segment on Lincoln CBS affiliate’s morning TV show on raising monarch butterflies. Video here. How’s It Growing – October 2012, January 2013, August 2013, and May 2014 Invited guest on KZUM’s program discussing native plant gardening and design. Podcasts here. Garden Chat – September 2011 Guest host for the weekly Twitter gathering of international gardeners.

SPEAKING & TEACHING APPEARANCES Millersville Native Plant in the Landscape Annual Conference – June 5-7, 2014 Two talks: butterfly gardening, and the moral / ethical reasons to garden with native plants. Loess Hills Prairie Seminar – May 30, 2014 The moral and ethical reasons to garden with native plants amid climate change and the 6th planetary mass extinction event. Bluebirds Across Nebraska Annual Conference – April 5, 2014 Discussion on native plants for the garden that benefit native Nebraska bird species. Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society Annual Conference – February 15, 2014 Presentation on new farming methods to mitigate use of chemical sprays and topsoil loss, increase pollinators and crop yields, and effective prairie plants for small vegetable farms. Ignite Lincoln! – August 29, 2013


BENJAMIN VOGT bervogt@gmail.com

thedeepmiddle.com monarchgard.com

A mini TedX, speed presentation style in front of 600 people with the topic “Re-Prairie Lincoln, a Moral Choice.” Video link here. Plattsmouth Garden Club Monthly Meeting – July 15, 2013 Gardening with Nebraska wildflowers and shrubs for wildlife. Ralston Library Lunch and Learn – May 3, 2013 Wildflower gardening for beneficial pollinators. Finke Gardens & Nursery – March 23, 2013 Benefit presentation on native Nebraska wildflower for Friends of Wilderness Park. Invited speaker. Husker Lawn & Leisure Show – March 16, 2013 Presentation on butterfly gardening. Invited speaker. Southeast Community College – February 11, 2013 Class on organic gardening with native prairie plants. Wichita Organic Gardening Club – July 24, 2012 Presentation and discussion on native prairie wildflowers and my garden. Invited speaker. Finke Gardens and Nursery – June 2012 Gardening with prairie flowers. Invited speaker. Finke Gardens and Nursery – March 2012 Gala season opening celebration with presentation on native prairie wildflowers. Invited speaker.


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