Thursday, April 19, 2012

Come Visit

Monarch Gardens, my new native prairie garden coaching business, will be making some appearances. You've got a couple chances to talk to me in person over the next week--and I promise you good conversation and lots of helpful info, among other goodies. I may even wear cologne.

Lincoln Earth Day
Party at Antelope Park
Sunday 4/22
Our booth is right across from the farmer's market. Can't miss it. 80 vendors will be there!

Spring Affair Plant Sale
Lancaster Event Center
Friday 4/27, 6-9pm (special preview party)
Saturday 4/28, 9-4pm
Our booth is in the front row facing the plants. Biggest plant sale in the Midwest! It gets crazy. Thousands of people.

Here's what you'll find at our booth:

-- Plants for sale, cheap (Earth Day only)
-- Native plant seeds
-- Fine art photograph prints
-- My Nebraska garden memoir: Sleep, Creep, Leap
-- Information on monarch butterflies, including how to raise them
-- Lists of the best native plants for wildlife, and why natives are so important
-- How to grow chemical free and often carefree
-- And maybe, if we get real lucky and the southern winds are strong, monarch eggs. Remember, milkweed is not a weed, which is why I call it wilkmeed.

If you're at Spring Affair you could hire me for a bit to walk around and pick out some good natives. Ahem.

In June I'll be presenting again on native Nebraska wildflowers at Finke Gardens. Hope to see you soon!


Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

What a cool surprise this morning when I opened my Amazon Affiliates email and it was featuring... you! That's never happened to me before - seeing a promotion from someone I've actually heard of. Anyhoo, the new book sounds terrific. Just popped over to say congrats. :))

Benjamin Vogt said...

What?? Which book? I don't even know why I'd be featured. Geeze. Thanks! I think?

Desert Dweller said... are really "going for it", marketing-wise. I did that initially in 1995, but not like you are...and I will soon again "go for it", like never before. Though I don't need the work.

Wish I could be there, near the place of my birth, to see your engagements!

Keep us informed how it all goes.

mr_subjunctive said...

[pursed lips / skeptical look]

Hmm. What kind of cologne?

Benjamin Vogt said...

David--Yoda says do or do not, there is not try. And yet, even these small steps can be pricey (business cards, booth fees, banner). Gotta try something! I DO need the work. But I couldn't do design work at this point, maybe not even maintenance. Fly back to Lincoln--we'll drink some milkweed nectar.

greggo said...

I see, the proverbial dog and pony show. Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question. hehe.

greggo said...

I few things I've found that attract some interest. Have something the men can 'handle' or examine. Like a tool, hot pepper, some macho thing. For women I asked my wife and she said anything with butterflies like jewelry. Maybe have a drawing for a free coaching to gather interest and names.

Benjamin Vogt said...

Mr. S.--Whatever kind you like? Wink wink?
Greg--I like the cut of your jib. Macho thing. Sledgehammer? I have to bring one anyway. And for the ladies I'll have my charming wife.

Gail said...

I wish I could Benjamin! have fun.