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 […]

MPF Webinar: Prairie Strips for Improved Soil Retention, Water Quality and Habitat Creation

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Prairie strips are a new conservation practice that use native grasses and flowers to control erosion, filter water, create habitat, and much more. Iowa State University Agricultural Specialist Tim Youngquist will discuss details about the design, installation, and maintenance of prairie strips on corn and soybean ground. The webinar, to be held via Zoom, will […]

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 […]

Grow Native! Webinar – Mushrooms & Native Plants with Malissa Briggler

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The world of fungi is fascinating and diverse. In this free, 30-minutes webinar, Missouri State Botanist Malissa Briggler will share information about several common mushrooms that grow in association with certain native plants in the lower Midwest, and how to identify them. The webinar, to be held via Zoom, will be 45 minutes including a […]

[FULL] 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. This event is now full. 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 2:00 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! […]