Support this Lawn-to-Prairie Make-Over

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Friend-of-Rant Benjamin Vogt wrote to tell me about his exciting new project on Indiegogo -ripping out his front lawn and replacing it with a wildlife garden that he’ll use to spread the word about how beautiful wildlife and native-plant gardens can be – even in front yards.  He went on to say:

I’ll be bringing as many tours and talks to this new garden as I can, writing about it at Houzz and my blog and elsewhere (and sourcing the native plants at a local nonprofit nursery). With neighbors who mow 3x a week, water daily, and even use scissors to clip grass on hands and knees, my wife and I have our work cut out for us.

Click here to read more and then contribute before the campaign ends on September 14.

Posted by

Susan Harris
on September 6, 2014 at 4:11 pm, in the category Gardening on the Planet, Lawn Reform.

    • Mary Gray
    • 3rd November 2016

    This is the kind of project we need more of: naturalistic/wildlife gardens built on modest sized lots smack dab in the middle of the suburbs. It seems like a lot of the beautiful naturalistic gardens I see in magazines and books are in the country, on lots of an acre plus.

    • Lindy
    • 14th November 2016

    I enjoyed the video and applaud his efforts. It makes total sense with the drought issues so many are facing. I just don’t get the “fund raising” part. Put your money to better use by doing this to a small or large area of your own yard.

    • Tami
    • 15th November 2016

    Precisely. Buy your own damn seed, Ben, like I did. And don’t ask me to underwrite your teaching career either. I’ve been giving free talks to the public through master gardeners about meadow-making for years.

    • Frank Hyman
    • 15th November 2016

    I’m so stunned by the out and out meanness of this reply that I immediately went to the site and gave Ben $50 (he’s over halfway to his worthy goal). Anyone who doesn’t want to give certainly has a right to, but for chrissake keep the mean tone on your own damn blog why dontcha?

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