Monarch Gardens in the media (selected)
Features / Interview
Features / Interview
- Outwitting Weed Laws -- interview and images of Benjamin's experiences with county weed control and HOAs in The American Gardener (September 2022)
- A Beginner's Guide to the Naturalistic Garden -- extensive thoughts on sustainable, artistic design for urban meadows in The Wall Street Journal (August 2022).
- The Future is Wild -- Benjamin contributed quotes and images to a piece on matrix garden design in Horticulture Magazine (May/June 2022).
- Prairie Gardening -- feature of Benjamin's work and practice in Midwest Living (2021).
- Born to Rewild -- an article in The Guardian features thoughts by Benjamin and other landscape leaders (2020).
- Native Seasonal Garden -- a write up in Garden Design of Benjamin's home landscape.
- How To Grow a Bug-Friendly Garden Anywhere -- Lifehacker article quoting Benjamin extensively.
- Prairie Landscapes, Yard of the Future -- feature in Omaha World Herald on sustainable, artistic, wildlife yard alternatives.
- The Joe Gardener Show (60min) -- in which Benjamin thoroughly covers his life, career, and evolution as a gardener.
- Ecobeneficial (30min) -- discussion with Kim Eierman.
- Cultivating Place (50min) -- podcast with Jennifer Jewel full of deep thoughts on the environmental challenges we face in gardens and place making.
- Iowa Public Radio / Talk of Iowa (30min) -- interview on A New Garden Ethic and what's at stake amid climate change and mass extinction,
- Wisconsin Public Radio / Larry Meiller Show (38min) -- interview on urban wildlife gardens, working with neighbors, and social justice.
- Roots and All (32min) -- Deep thoughts from across the pond about international garden ethics.
- Presentation on A New Garden Ethic for Grow Native Massachusetts.
- 2021 Nebraska Individual Artist Fellowship (sponsored by the NEA).
- 2021 Blazing Star Award from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum (for promotion of native plants and garden design)
- Best of Houzz 2015-2020 -- In the categories of service and design.
- GWA Silver Medal 2016 -- The Association for Garden Communicators annual media awards for best e-zine article.
- Best of Houzz 2014 -- 7 of the top 15 garden articles on Houzz were written by Benjamin.