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Grow Native! Webinar: Meaningful Design and Stewardship of Native Landscapes

February 1, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

Photograph of white spider lily plant on dark background

In this presentation, join MDC Native Landscape Specialists, Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, as they examine the importance of planning and maintaining native gardens with intent. From fundamentals of landscape design to editing existing plants, they will discuss the benefits and unique challenges of stewarding a native plant garden.

Cydney Ross (she/her) was raised throughout the Greater Kansas City area, and has set down roots in Kansas City, Missouri with her two cats. She earned a BFA in ceramics from Kansas City Art Institute in 2013 and maintains a fine arts practice in ceramics and mixed media in the Crossroads Arts District. Cydney has always had a naturalist spirit, with her earliest memories hiking, floating Missouri rivers, camping with her family, and gardening with her mom. Her endless curiosity, stewardship for the earth, and background in the arts encourages her to enthusiastically inspire folks to connect with nature. She proudly leads LGBTQ+ inclusive nature programs throughout the Kansas City area and is a self-proclaimed “native plant nerd.” Cydney is a native landscape specialist at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center in Kansas City, a Certified Interpretive Guide, and a Missouri Master Naturalist with the Osage Trails Chapter.

Alix Daniel (she/her) grew up on the tallgrass prairies of Kansas in a family of gardeners and teachers. She loves sharing her knowledge of native plants with the public in her role as Native Landscape Specialist at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center in Kansas City. In her position she combines her decade of landscaping experience with her love of nature. Her favorite flower (this year) is spider lily (Hymenocallis virginiana). 

The webinar, to be held via Zoom, will include a presentation and a question-and-answer session. The webinar will be recorded and sent to all registrants as well as posted to our YouTube channel.

Cost: Free

A recording of this webinar is free to view on our YouTube channel:

Photo of spider lily (Hymenocallis occidentalis) by Mervin Wallace.


February 1, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
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