“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Elsberry, MO 63343
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lunch available for purchase from Twisted Tacos Food Truck from 10:30 to 3:30 in honor of Cinco de Mayo!
If you’ve always wanted your yard to come alive with beautiful wildflowers and watchable wildlife, mark Saturday, May 5 on your calendar for Forrest Keeling’s Spring Celebration of Native Plants and Biodiversity!
Join us in Forrest Keeling’s Habitat Headquarters to hear presentations by Doug Tallamy, native gardening expert and author of Bringing Nature Home, and other plant pros.
Arrive early for the best selections of their special RPM-produced native perennials, grasses and woodies. Then stay all day to learn, mingle with the experts and stock up on the native plants you need to bring nature to YOUR home. On May 5, Forrest Keeling is donating 10% of plant sales to benefit the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Grow Native! program.
Schedule of Events:
Held at the HABITAT HEADQUARTERS AT FORREST KEELING NURSERY
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Garden Center Hours
9:30 – Opening Remarks and An Introduction to Missouri Native Oaks – Wayne Lovelace, Forrest Keeling Nursery
10:00-11:00 – “Creating Native Landscapes” – Doug Tallamy, University of Delaware
11:00-11:30 – Tallamy Book Signing
11:30-12:30 – “Invasive Species Strategy” – Jon Wingo, DJM Ecological Services and Pure Air Natives
1:00-1:40 – “Prairies, Pollinators, & the World You Keep” – Carol Davit, Executive Director, Missouri Prairie Foundation and Grow Native!
1:45-2:30 – “It’s all in our Roots! The RPM Advantage” – Lupe Rios, Forrest Keeling Nursery, Production Lead
2:30-3:30 – “Have Your Landscape and Eat It Too!” – Matt Lebon, Custom Foodscaping