Monarch Gardens in the media
Features / Interviews
Features / Interviews
- Native Seasonal Garden -- a write up in Garden Design of Benjamin's home landscape.
- My Nebraska Experiment -- short feature on Benjamin's garden and its purpose in APLD's The Designer (Spring 2016, Association of Professional Landscape Designers).
- The Farm Bill and the Precipitous Decline of Monarch Butterflies -- article appearing in High Country News (March 2014) for which Benjamin was interviewed.
- Drought and Native Plants -- Benjamin was quoted extensively for this Omaha World Herald piece in the fall of 2012, a year that saw very little rain.
- Monarch Butterfly Boosters -- Lincoln Journal Star piece highlighting monarch conservation and our garden design for the Cornhusker Council Boy Scouts of America.
- Iowa Public Radio / Talk of Iowa (30min) -- November 2017 interview on A New Garden Ethic and what's at stake amid climate change and mass extinction,
- Wisconsin Public Radio / Larry Meiller Show (38min) -- November 2017 interview on urban wildlife gardens, working with neighbors, and social justice.
- How's It Growin' (44min) -- the March 2016 radio broadcast discussing unique native plants for wildlife and multi-season interest, as well as the environmental and cost benefits of green mulch over traditional wood mulch (this was Benjamin's 4th appearance on the program).
- The Mike Nowak Show (20min)-- the April 2015 show on gardening for pollinators in urban and suburban landscapes.
- The Master Gardener Hour (it's an hour) -- November 2014 discussion with Kate Copsey on how I got hooked gardening and on fall planting with natives.
- Gardens With Purpose (11min)-- short presentation as part of the Living Activism event hosted by the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
- Moms Everyday (3min)-- segment on the local CBS affiliate KOLN on gardening for and raising monarch butterflies.
- 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.
- Apartment Therapy Best of 2012 -- listed as one of the top outdoor spaces featured on the website that year.