“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Begun in 2000, as a program of the Missouri Departments of Conservation and Agriculture, Grow Native! was transferred to the Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) in 2012.
MPF and its Grow Native! Committee are organizing and promoting many events throughout the year to recognize the anniversary of the program, Grow Native! professional members, and the vital importance of choosing to plant native plants in rural, suburban, and urban areas. Below are events organized to highlight the importance of natives and recognize the 15-year anniversary. Browse upcoming Grow Native! events featured on this site.