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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 Natives in Winter

Grow Native! Top Ten Native Plants for Winter Pollinators

2023 Webinars

Master classes and webinars continue in 2023

Native Plant Database

Search over 300 native plants

Web of Life

Oaks and other natives feed caterpillars. Caterpillars feed songbirds.

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?
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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Congratulations to Grow Native! Certified Professionals

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...

Grow Native! Participates in CoMoGives 2022

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...

Now Hiring: Missouri Prairie Foundation Prairie Stewardship Assistant

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.

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