Grow Native! Master Class: Native Edibles with Nadia Navarrete-Tindall

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Preparing Teas and Desserts with Native Edibles. During this class, Nadia will describe some of the native edibles that she has used previously for Dining Wild events at Lincoln University and at home. She will provide information about when and what part of the plant to harvest and will share recipes of some selected beverages […]

Grow Native! Master Class: Pondscaping with Native Aquatic Plants with Scott Woodbury

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Small ponds and water gardens attract birds, dragonflies, frogs, salamanders, turtles, and the predators that eat them, like red-shouldered hawks. Learn which plants grow in water and just beyond the water’s edge in ponds with permanent standing water. Scott will show you how to manage duckweed, algae, invasive species, pond leaks and soil erosion. The […]

FINCA EcoFarm Tour at Lincoln University

Lincoln University Teaching Greenhouse 1204 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City

In collaboration with MPF’s Grow Native! program, Dr. Nadia Navarrete-Tindall and her crew of the Specialty Crops Program of Lincoln University in Jefferson City will offer a tour of the FINCA EcoFarm. Finca is a small and highly diversified farm in Latin America. In Missouri, it is a program that focuses on growing native plants […]

Tour of Lincoln University’s Native Plant Outdoor Laboratory

Native Plant Outdoor Laboratory 900 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City

In collaboration with MPF’s Grow Native! program, Dr. Nadia Navarrete-Tindall and her crew of the Specialty Crops Program of Lincoln University in Jefferson City will offer a tour of Lincoln University’s Outdoor Native Plant Laboratory. The NPOL has recently been recognized as a Garden of Excellence. It is an important educational tool that was initiated […]

Virtual Annual Dinner 2021

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MPF’s Annual Dinner—traditionally held in early August—is a celebration of prairies and an evening of fellowship with prairie supporters. This summer, instead of an in-person gathering, we invite you to a virtual prairie soirée on Friday, August 20 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are free, and everyone is welcome! For more info and to register visit […]

Field Trip: Bellefontaine’s Natural Areas

Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum 4947 W. Florissant Ave, St. Louis

Tour of BCA’s natural areas including Evergreen Meadow (existing prairie and savannah plant communities) and a sneak peak of current restoration projects in the cemetery. BCA is working toward a goal of having 7 acres of contiguous prairie and savannah on the east end of the property. This project includes developing a trail network for […]

Field Trip: Bellefontaine Summer Tree Walk

Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum 4947 W. Florissant Ave, St. Louis

Summer tree walk through the cemetery and arboretum. ~1 mile walking tour. Free. Limited to 15. To register, email outreach@moprairie.org or call 573-808-7007 Upon arrival to 4947 W. Florissant Ave, a greeter will give parking and meeting instructions. Photo: MPF

Field Trip: Missouri’s Volcanic Grasslands or Glades – Our Xeric Prairies, Part 2

Hughes Mountain Natural Area

Come hike to the top of Hughes Mountain Natural Area and view glade life on ancient 1.5-billion-year-old rhyolite rock. Come see fame flower (Phemeranthus calycinus), farkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum) and prickly-pear cactus (Opuntia compressa) vying for life. If we’re lucky we might spot the exquisitely camouflaged lichen grasshopper (Trimerotropis saxatilis). We’ll also get to see the […]

Field Trip: Bellefontaine Fall Tree Walk

Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum 4947 W. Florissant Ave, St. Louis

Fall tree walk through the cemetery and arboretum. Enjoy a fall walk on the beautiful grounds of historic Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum in St. Louis with Horticulture supervisor Matt Garrett or other staff. Learn about the many native trees and wildlife conservation activities at Bellefontaine. ~1 mile walking tour. Free. Limited to 15. To register, […]