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Old 10-17-2015, 11:18 AM   #1
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I have admired Benjamin Vogt's various blogs, FB pages and websites for many years. If you have not encountered his online presence here's a good way to meet.

T h e | D e e p | M i d d l e: The Ultimate Pollinator & Native Plant Gardening Guide

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*Your garden is a protest. It is a place of defiant compassion. That space is one to help sustain wildlife and ecosystem function while providing an aesthetic response that moves you. For you, beauty isn't petal deep, but goes down into the soil, further down into the aquifer, and back up into the air and for miles around on the backs and legs of insects. You don't have to see soil microbes in action, birds eating seeds, butterflies laying eggs, ants farming aphids -- just knowing it's possible in your garden thrills you, it's like faith, and it frees you to live life more authentically. Your garden is a protest for all the ways in which we deny our life by denying other lives. Go plant some natives. Be defiantly compassionate.
Here is the link to a podcast of an interview with Benjamin Vogt by Mike Nowak, our Chicago area garden and ecology guru.

Mike Nowak Show Podcasts - Benjamin Vogt and The Ultimate Pollinator & Native Plant Gardening Guide
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:31 AM   #2
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Looks and sounds interesting by the little clip you've sent.
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His facebook site is Milk the Weed. I really like him. A great advocate for native plants
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Been reading Milk the Weed and The Deep Middle for quite awhile now. I really enjoy Ben's writing and his passion for native plants.
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I didn't know about The Deep Middle on facebook. Thanks katjh!
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