Indian pink by Reva Dow, Antennaria neglecta by Mervin Wallace, compass plant by Erica Ballard, grasses and goldenrod by Frank Oberle, Polyphemus by Linda Williams.
What is the Lower Midwest?
Grow Native! Events
Choose native plants and put them to work for you:
- Beautify your surroundings and fill your landscape with life!
- Sustain the hundreds of species of pollinators of the lower Midwest
- Feed monarch butterflies and help ensure that their awe-inspiring migration forever remains a wonder of planet Earth!
- Support native songbirds
- Manage stormwater and protect streams
- Store carbon with deep-rooted natives
- Build healthy soil
- Provide drought-tolerant forage for livestock and use natives in other ways on farms
- Provide native edibles for people–pawpaws, elderberries, persimmons, walnuts and more!
- Create and enhance habitat for wildlife
Find out more on our Learn page.
On December 9, MPF's Grow Native! program offered the first test of the newly launched Grow Native! Professional Certification program (GNPCP). This inaugural testing session was open only to Grow Native! professional members. The four objectives of the GNPCP are to...
The Missouri Prairie Foundation's Grow Native! program is proud to once again participate in the annual CoMoGives online fundraiser, beginning on Giving Tuesday, November 29, 2022 and continuing through the end of year. CoMoGives is a project of the Central Missouri...
Position Title Prairie Stewardship Assistant. 24 to 40 hours weekly. This is a field position that does not report to an office. Position located in Springfield or Joplin areas, or in any of the following counties: Lawrence, Dade, Benton, St. Clair, Barton, Vernon,...
Grow Native! Webinars and Master Classes
The Missouri Prairie Foundation and its Grow Native! program are hosting biweekly virtual webinars and master classes to learn more about native plants, natural communities, and more.