Grow Native! Master Class: Stormwater Management Design

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When green infrastructure is built to manage stormwater, projects often produce additional benefits such as wildlife habitat and aesthetic amenities. This master class will provide an advanced overview of the design considerations associated with stormwater management practices. In addition to hydrology, the class will touch on soil composition and health, karst topography, and treatment strategies […]

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 […]

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 in […]

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 – TRIP FULL

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

***THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL*** 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 […]

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

Native Plant Sale at World Bird Sanctuary

World Bird Sanctuary 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Rd, Valley Park

MPF will hold a native plant sale on Saturday, September 4 at World Bird Sanctuary, 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road, Valley Park, MO from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Native plants beautify landscapes and help support songbirds and other cherished wildlife. Buy native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, trees, vines, sedges, and native seed from Grow Native! […]

MPF Webinar: The Soil Microbiome is the Basis for Soil Health

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The soil microbiome is the diverse community of organisms inhabiting the soil that make vitally important contributions to the physical and chemical properties of all soils, influence plant growth, and provide various ecosystem services ranging from decomposition processes involved in organic matter formation to regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Because soil organisms are regulators that mediate […]

Native Plant Sale in Kansas City

Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center 4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City

The Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) will hold a native plant sale on Saturday, September 18 at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center from 11 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. Signs will be set up to specify where to park. Volunteers will be available to load plants into your car if you need assistance. Grow Native! […]

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 […]

Native Plant Sale in St. Louis

Roeslein & Associates, Inc 9200 Watson Road, St. Louis

Roeslein & Associates, Inc. is hosting a native plant sale on Thursday, September 30 at Roeslein & Associates, Inc., 9200 Watson Rd #200, St. Louis, MO 63126 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Native plants beautify landscapes and help support songbirds and other cherished wildlife. Buy native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, trees, vines, sedges, and native […]