Designing For Wildlife & Sustainability
How to support biodiversity above & below the soil line while helping the environment
Are you wondering how to up your game by creating a healthier wildlife refuge at home while reducing your carbon footprint? This course is filled with dozens of step-by-step design strategies to support a diversity of wildlife while minimizing inputs (like sprinklers, fuel, and fertilizer), cleaning air and water, and improving the soil naturally by using more plants. We'll explore what specific groups of wildlife need, low-management landscape options, and glance at how plants can reduce a home's energy use while healing your family and neighborhood. Join award-winning author, speaker , and garden designe Benjamin Vogt on a sixty-minute journey to inspire and invigorate your landscape. You can make a difference for wildlife!
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Class is self paced and remains online at the sole discretion of the author. You have unlimited access to the class as long at it remains online. Class and all material is the sole copyright of Benjamin Vogt (author) and can't be rebroadcast, transcribed, or shared in any way without the prior written permission of the author.
Benjamin Vogt writes a weekly column for Houzz.com -- his nearly 200 articles explore the philosophical and practical sides of our gardens, from design strategies to wildlife value using native plants. He has spoken nationally to botanical gardens, environmental organizations, city parks staff, as well as local garden clubs and community groups. His writing and photography are featured in over 100 publications and books, including a guide on butterfly gardens from The Xerces Society and the anthology The Tallgrass Prairie Reader. Benjamin is the author of A NEW GARDEN ETHIC, has a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska, and is an award winning teacher of over 50 classes. He lives in Lincoln dreaming of restoring a prairie, opening a nursery, and hosting an artist residency program on 20-40 acres.
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"I liked how he connected what we do in our gardens to the overall health of our ecosystem. He provided facts I hadn't heard before and I walked away from the presentation inspired to make changes."
"Wonderful! Combination of knowledge, wit, and alacrity of presentation.... So interested in his topic that he made me interested!"
"He did an outstanding job bridging practical gardening with the philosophy behind why we need native plants in our landscapes. He had great photos, statistics, and personal stories."
-- Gardens should be revolutions that wake us to our world. --