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?
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.
The Missouri Prairie Foundation / Grow Native! is now an approved provider for the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LACES)! LACES establishes, maintains, and enforces standards for evaluating professional development and continuing education...
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...
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,...