Blog connects Vogt to writers, gardeners

May 31st, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, May 31

For the last five years, Benjamin Vogt has been writing the garden blog “The Deep Middle.”

The project started as a way for the English lecturer to simply record the evolution of his garden. However, the blog — an infusion of gardening tips and selections from Vogt’s published work — has bloomed into a medium that allows the writer and naturalist to connect with gardeners and writers around the world.

The blog,, has helped establish friendships with garden aficionados from Vietnam, South Africa, France, England, Greece and Mexico. In addition to his traditional gardener following, Vogt has also had visits from best-selling authors. And, the blog has also led to a gardening consultation business.

Read more about Vogt and his blog at

— Mekita Rivas, University Communications

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