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About Benjamin Vogt
Benjamin Vogt has a 2,000 foot garden on a 10,000 foot lot in Nebraska (zone 5); roughly 80% of his plants are native to either the Midwest or Great Plains. He speaks nationally on prairie gardening and the ethical reasons to use native plants, is the author of Sleep, Creep, Leap: The First Three Years of a Nebraska Garden (essays), Monarch Butterflies: The Last Migration, and a poetry collection, AFTERIMAGE (SFA Press, 2012). Benjamin has a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is on the board of Wachiska Audubon Society, a regional prairie conservation group, and is a Great Plains Native Plant garden consultant at Monarch Gardens (you can find his regional gardening column at Houzz.com). He blogs / rants about writing and gardening at The Deep Middle. You can also find him on Facebook, and if you insist, Twitter.