“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
MPF will hold a native plant sale on Saturday, May 6 at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110 from 9:30 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. or sell out. Vendors donate a generous portion of proceeds to help MPF conserve vital pollinator habitat on its native prairies. A variety of native […]
A wide variety of native perennial wildflowers, grasses, sedges, vines, shrubs, and trees supplied by six vendors will be available for sale outside the entrance to Bass Pro Shops® at 3101 Bass Pro Drive, Columbia, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plants for sun, shade, dry and moist soils will be available. Participating vendors are Gaylena’s Garden, Hawthorn […]
Native tree walk in recognition of the 5th anniversary of MPF as the home of the Grow Native! program, in partnership with Mizzou Botanic Garden. Bo Young, a student in the MU Center for Agroforestry, and member of the Forrest Keeling Nursery family, will be your guide to native trees on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus, which […]
The Whys and Hows of Gardening with Native Plants Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:00 a.m. to Noon FREE! Join Grow Native! and the City of Columbia at Stormy’s Meadow behind Fire Station #7 in Columbia, Missouri on Saturday, May 20 for a FREE workshop and demonstration on native plants! Learn how you can plants native plants […]
On Saturday, May 20, a wide variety of native perennial wildflowers, grasses, sedges, vines, shrubs, and trees supplied by Gaylena’s Garden of Fulton, MO will be available for sale outside the entrance to the Town & Country Whole Foods Market from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plants for sun, shade, dry and moist soils will be available. […]
10am to 3pm. Our tour guide, Natural History Biologist Bruce Henry with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), will begin our tour at the MDC’s Sand Prairie Conservation Area near Benton, MO and explore the remnant prairie there. By car caravan we will proceed to several other sand prairies in the area, and end our tour at […]
Sponsored by Grow Native! Professional Member Sugar Creek Gardens 1011 N. Woodlawn St. Louis, MO 63122-2803 Presented by St. Louis County Parks Ambassador MaryAnn Fink Meet MaryAnn Fink, Environmental Horticulturalist and Habitat Specialist. MaryAnn will fill you in on the outstanding St. Louis County Parks program Pollinator Pantry Garden. St. Louis County Parks is sharing […]
Glade and Savanna Breeding Bird Investigation, Sunday, 28 May, 2017, 10 am – noon Chute Ridge Glade near Roaring River State Park, Eagle Rock, MO (Barry County) Join naturalist and MPF technical advisor Jeff Cantrell for a free MPF in-the-field program on the nesting bird ecology of this National Audubon designated IBA (Important Bird Area). The group should be […]
In 2016, MPF registered the first Saturday in June on the National Day Calendar to help bring national attention to our priceless native grassland resources. If you are hosting a prairie event, MPF can promote it for you. Questions? Call 888-843-6739. Find resources at the National Prairie Day web site.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. At the farmers market in downtown Washington, MO. Plants supplied by Missouri Wildflower Nursery.
MPF’s 8th Annual Prairie BioBlitz will be held at its Stilwell Prairie, Vernon County. Take part in nature study with experts on mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, pollinators, ants, butterflies, moths, spiders, and plants, and help inventory species from 117 acres of biologically rich prairie at the site. This event is free of charge, and an […]
Native tree and glade hike at Clifty Creek Natural Area in recognition of the 40th Anniversary of the Missouri Natural Areas program and the 5th anniversary of MPF as the home of the Grow Native! program. Clifty Creek Natural Area is in Maries County, near Dixon, MO. Hike will be led by Missouri Department of Conservation […]
This class is being offered twice: June 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am June 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Sponsored by Grow Native! Professional Member Sugar Creek Gardens 1011 N. Woodlawn St. Louis, MO 63122-2803 At this session you’ll learn the Missouri native plants and techniques needed to create and maintain a […]
Native Tree Walk in recognition of the 5th anniversary of MPF as the home of the Grow Native! Program, in partnership with Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, led by Bellefontaine Cemetery Horticulture Supervisor Kyle Cheesborough, 10 a.m. Limited to 45. Free. Register here. Questions? Call 888-843-6739. Register now.
Save the date! Watch for details on this on-the-prairie stewardship workshop.
Grow Native! Workshop at Turf Day, MU South Farm, Columbia Save the date! Download a flyer for this event!
Join us for a great evening to benefit MPF’s prairie conservation work at this fundraiser to be held at the MU Alumni Center, Columbia. Missouri Department of Conservation Director Sarah Pauley will give welcoming remarks, and our guest speaker is ecologist Dr. Quinn Long with the Missouri Botanical Garden who will present Tallgrass Prairie in […]
Sponsored by Grow Native! Professional Member Sugar Creek Gardens 1011 N. Woodlawn St. Louis, MO 63122-2803 At this session you’ll learn the Missouri native plants and techniques needed to create and maintain a lovely native plant garden. You’ll hear about the the long blooming sun perennials, along with delightful shade plants to ensure successful low-maintenance […]
Native Tree Walk with Eric Lovelace of Forrest Keeling Nursery to Dupont Forest Natural Area near Louisiana, MO. Meet at the nursery in Elsberry or at the natural area. 10:00 a.m. Free. Registration information coming soon. Questions? Call 888-843-6739.
Grow Native! Workshop: Restoration of Oak-Hickory Woodland and Bush Honeysuckle Management at Shaw Nature Reserve. Watch for details
Missouri Prairie Festival in St. Louis, organized by eMAP, to benefit MPF. Watch for details.
MPF Evening on the Prairie, which will follow the MMN Prairie Day at Dr. Wayne Morton’s prairie by Cole Camp. Watch for details.
Grow Native! Soils Workshop with Dr. Elaine Ingham, Dr. Alice Tipton, and Doug Peterson. At St. Louis Community College, Kirkwood, MO. Sponsored by landesign and Roeslein Alternative Energy. Watch for details.
Grow Native! native tree walk in partnership with Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, led by Bellefontaine Cemetery Horticulture Supervisor Kyle Cheesborough, 10 a.m. Limited to 45. Free. Registration information coming soon. Questions? Call 888-843-6739.