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WS10 -Session Full, SOLD OUT! Natural Garden Design: Use Layers & Green Mulch to Reduce Management and Increase Ecosystem Function

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


In this workshop, you’ll discover how to garden in synch with nature using the processes and designs found in native plant communities. The result is a garden that’s as attractive as it is sustainable, low maintenance, and supportive of existing ecosystems.

  • Learn how to use a plant’s natural tendencies to fill in niches and increase drought resilience.
  • Unearth the benefits of using green plants—instead of wood—as mulch in both sunny and shady sites.
  • Develop an action plan for creating your own naturally designed garden.

Participants will leave inspired to think differently about sustainable urban garden design.


Length: 3 hours

Max participants: 30

Optional materials (not required): Pen, pencil, paper, and cell phone, tablet or laptop.


Benjamin Vogt owns Monarch Gardens (monarchgard.com), a prairie-inspired design firm based in Nebraska. He is a newer voice in the field of native landscaping. He is the author of “A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future” and “Prairie Up: An Introduction to Natural Garden Design.” Benjamin’s writing and photography have appeared in several books such as My American Garden and Lawn Gone, as well as magazines including American Gardener, Fine Gardening, Garden Design, and Horticulture. He speaks nationally, inspiring his audiences to think in different ways about the environment and sustainable urban design.


June 19
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Benjamin Vogt