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Virtual Wednesday Evenings: February 7, 2024 “A New Garden Ethic”
Wednesday, February 07, 2024, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Category: Virtual Lectures

"A New Garden Ethic"

Speaker: Benjamin Vogt

In a time of mass extinction and climate change, how and for whom we garden matters more than ever. Our built landscapes reflect the dominant ethos of our society – they are too often made to meet the needs and desires of humans without consideration for the diversity of other species with whom we share our planet. What would happen if our society not only developed compassion for other species but recognized and advocated for their inherent worth? Benjamin Vogt will explore why our gardens are ideal settings to cultivate this compassion, and how they can help us grow into our fullest potential as stewards of life.

Benjamin Vogt is the author of the disruptive, call to action, A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future, as well as the best-selling Prairie Up: An Introduction to Natural Garden Design. He owns the design firm Monarch Gardens and his work has appeared in The American Gardener, Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Midwest Living, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Benjamin has a PhD from the University of Nebraska, and he always enjoys a good pun: I like the color green – it's better than blue and yellow put together.

This Zoom program is free to all HPS/MAG Members. $15 for Non-members. Registration is required. Click here if you would like to become a member of HPS/MAG before registering for this event.

This event will be recorded and will be available to watch for just 2 weeks following the lecture.

Registration is now open, click here to register. The deadline to register is February 4th

Please make sure you have Zoom installed on your computer. Plan to join 5 minutes before the start time. The talk will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A. Questions can be submitted via chat box and will be read to the speaker by the HPS/MAG moderator. Please note that all participants will be muted for the duration of the event.

Important Info regarding registration: Please make sure you hit the "submit" button after registering on-line. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, then the registration process was not completed.

Contact: Nora Sirbaugh at [email protected]