Polyphemus caterpillar by Linda Williams, Monarch butterfly by Justin Klingsmith, Plant sale by Felicia Brundick.
What is the Lower Midwest?
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.
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.
Grow Native! professional member Deep Roots KC is holding a virtual conference September 16-18, 2020. Please see the press release for more details. https://planitnative.org/press-release-2020/
By Carol Davit, Missouri Prairie Foundation Executive DirectorPhoto: Polyphemus caterpillar by Linda Williams The foundation for insect and other animal life is plants. Not just any plants, but plants native to a given location, where insects in that same geography...
Did you know native companion plants facilitate pollination of fruits and vegetables?
Be a Part of the 2020 Marker Match Campaign
Recognizing the importance of the work MPF does to project prairies and expand prairie plantings, MPF lifetime members Susan Lordi Marker and Dennis Marker will match—to $20,000 —all donations of any amount given in 2020 to support prairie protection and prairie plantings.