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Grow Native! is the native plant marketing and education program of the Missouri Prairie Foundation.

Updated Grow Native! Resource Guide

Find professional members that provide native plant products and services

Top Bee-loving Natives for Fall

Grow Native! Top Ten Native Plants to Support Bees in Fall

2023 Webinars

Master classes and webinars continue in 2023

Native Plant Database

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Web of Life

Oaks and other natives feed caterpillars. Caterpillars feed songbirds.

Indian pink by Reva Dow, cuckoo bee by Ed Spevak, native bee on New England aster by Ed Spevak, grasses and goldenrod by Frank Oberle, Polyphemus by Linda Williams.

What is the Lower Midwest?
Map of lower midwest showing Grow Native service area
Grow Native! helps protect and restore biodiversity by increasing conservation awareness of native plants and their effective use in urban, suburban, and rural developed landscapes of the Lower Midwest—Missouri, southwestern Illinois, northern Arkansas, and eastern Kansas.
Grow Native! Events


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More Sites Added to Native Gardens of Excellence Program in 2023

Five additional sites have been inducted into the Grow Native! Native Gardens of Excellence program, which showcases native landscaping styles in the lower Midwest. The five new sites are in Missouri and include locations in Marthasville, Jackson, and St. Joseph, as...

APA Virtual Luncheon on Land Trusts & Communities April 19

Members of the Missouri Land Trust Coalition, of which MPF serves on the Steering Committee, as well as the Marlborough Community Land Trust, will present on how communities can use land trusts for community planning. If you would like to attend, here is the link,...

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.

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