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Grow Native! Master Class: Practical Magic for Pondscapes

February 15, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

Close up photograph of pink rose mallow flowers

Ponds and other small, permanent water features attract more wildlife than any other native landscape practice. Understanding the difference between native wetland, marginal, and emergent aquatic plants is the key to healthy, thriving, and stable water features full of diversity and free of mosquitoes.

Scott Woodbury led development of the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve for 30 years. Scott currently teaches Native Landscape Practices, a course at St. Louis Community College. He is also a regular speaker, writer, and consultant on native landscaping throughout the region. He received a BS degree in horticulture at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has worked at various public gardens including the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve, Tudor Place in Washington D.C., Old Westbury Gardens in New York, Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, and Castello Di Uzzano in Florence, Italy. Scott currently serves as advisor to the horticulture program of St. Louis Community College, Grow Native!, and Wild Ones St. Louis. Scott serves on the planning committees for the Partners for Native Landscaping conference and the small grants programs for the Deer Creek Watershed Alliance and MSD Project Clear.

Cost: Free to all MPF dues-paying members and Grow Native! professional members, or $15 for non-members. Visit our MPF membership page to become a member and attend all master classes for free!

If you are signing up the day of the webinar, Feb. 15, click the link below to register. If you believe you’ve already signed up but didn’t receive a confirmation email with Zoom link info, please check spam folders within your email. Email outreach@moprairie.org with any questions.


For those who are part of the Grow Native! Professional Certification Program (GNPCP), this master class counts as one CEU. If you are participating in the GNPCP and register for this master class, please contact Erika Van Vranken at erika@moprairie.org. To register for the class, use the registration link above. If you have questions about registration, contact outreach@moprairie.org.

Photo of rose mallow (Hibiscus lasiocarpos) by Mervin Wallace).


February 15, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
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