Benjamin Vogt the author of A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future. He is from Lincoln, Nebraska and owns Monarch Gardens LLC, a prairie garden design firm that focuses on 100% native plant landscapes, from prairie to woodland. For nearly five years Vogt has written a native and sustainable design column for Houzz.com, for which he’s received a Garden Writer’s Association award. He’s contributed writing and photography to dozens of magazines, websites, and books, including publications from Timber Press and The Xerces Society. Vogt and his wife dream of restoring 40+ acres to prairie and hosting an artist residency program that celebrates the tallgrass.