“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
The Grow Native! Native Plant Pioneer award identifies and honors individuals whose work was foundational to the native landscaping movement anywhere in the lower Midwest (Missouri, eastern Kansas, northern Arkansas, southern Illinois). The 2017 award will be presented at the MPF Annual Dinner on August 5, 2017. If you would like to make a nomination for this award, please email a written description of your nominee(s) to Betty Grace, Grow Native! Committee Chair, at [email protected]. The deadline for nominations for the Native Plant Pioneer award is June 10, 2017.