Encounters With Weed Authorities
how to work with and change the law
Gardening in a more natural style, and advocating for wildness, will invariably draw the eye of neighbors and the weed authority they report you to. But don't despair! Your natural garden -- providing countless ecosystem services -- is important and worth fighting for. It takes folks 20 exposures to a new way of thinking / seeing before they even begin to reconsider their point of view, so take the long view on your journey.
In this course learn how to work with and change the minds of your neighbors and weed authorities by both tweaking your landscape and studying up on the letter of the law -- including victorious examples from around the country. Also learn from some landscapes that could benefit from a few careful changes.
This course will set you on your way to confident empowerment as you lead the way to a more sustainable future.
Join award-winning author, speaker, and garden designer
Benjamin Vogt on a fifty-minute journey to
inspire and invigorate your natural landscape. All sales are final and no refunds will be issued.
The 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. The 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 is the author of A NEW GARDEN ETHIC and PRAIRIE UP, owner of the design firm Monarch Gardens, and has a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. His work has been featured in The American Gardener, Fine Gardening, Garden Design, Houzz, Midwest Living, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many books including American Roots. Benjamin speaks nationally to botanical gardens, environmental organizations, and city parks staff. He lives in Lincoln dreaming of restoring a prairie and hosting an artist residency program on 40 acres.
"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."