Fundamentals of Garden Layers with Benjamin Vogt

Thursday, May 13, 2021
7:00pm Add to Calendar

Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

14 and Over


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Benjamin Vogt will help us use Nature to create resilient and beautiful landscapes that bring the prairie home. Learn more about incorporating native plants into your gardens during our next virtual Speaker Series event with Council Bluffs Public Library on Thursday, May 13th at 7:00 p.m.

Presenter Benjamin Vogt is owner of Monarch Gardens LLC, a prairie-inspired landscape design firm based out of Lincoln. He speaks nationally on garden design & environmental ethics and for over 5 years wrote an award-winning native plant column at Houzz which garnered over 3 million readers. Benjamin is the author of the books, A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for An Uncertain Future, and the forthcoming, Prairie Up: An Introduction to Nature-Based Garden Design (2022). 

This program will be virtual; please register to receive a zoom link. Those in the Council Bluffs area are welcome to watch the zoom meeting in Meeting Room B at the Council Bluffs Public Library, located at 400 Willow Avenue in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Contact the library to reserve your seat at (712) 323-7553.

This event is free, but pre-registration is required to attend as space is limited. This program is part of our adult education programming, and we ask that participants be age 14 & over please. For questions not answered online, call 712-545-3283. 

If you attend the Zoom screening at the Council Bluffs Public Library: 

  • Attendees are required to wear a mask for the entire duration of the program
  • Overall attendance numbers have been reduced to facilitate social distancing
  • Pre-registration is required to attend; walk in participants will not be admitted
  • There will be no reception or speaker meet & greet following the presentation

The 2021 Speaker Series is a programming series, held in partnership with the Council Bluffs Public Library, designed for teens & adults to provide them with an opportunity to learn from and interact with various authorities in the fields of conservation & environmental science. Programs are free & will last approximately 1 hour. 

Free-will donations are gratefully accepted and will support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County.

Pottawattamie Conservation has received a grant award of $ 1,350.00 from Humanities Iowa, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in support of a project called “Speakers Series 2020 - 2021”.

Cancellation Policy

Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date by calling 712-545-3283 and speaking with staff directly. Cancellations received less than 1 week (7 days) in advance of the event will not be refunded. Fees for programs cancelled by PCC due to weather or other circumstances will be refunded.

2021 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

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