American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana). Photo: Mervin Wallace
Natives for Communities
If you need models for native plant ordinances, examples of public demonstration sites, guides to using native plants for stormwater management or other such resources, this page is for you.
Landscape architects, designers, engineers, city planners, sustainability managers, and other leaders may find the following resources helping in learning more about how plants native to the lower Midwest can help communities.
Grow Native! professional members have experience in:
- Sustainable landscape architecture
- Native plant growing
- Invasive species removal
- And more!
Visit our Resource Guide to get help with your properties. Grow Native! has developed numerous guides and programs to advocate for native biodiversity in cities, municipalities and states:
- Native Plant Ordinance model
- MO Invasive Plants Council
- Pesticide Usage and Native Plants information sheet
- Books, Magazines & Publications
- Public Demonstration Sites of Native Plants – Coming Soon
- Top 10 Plant Lists for specific purposes
- Field Guide to Missouri’s Oaks and Hickories
- Plant an Oak! (But not a Pin Oak!)
- Chapter Two: Rain Gardening and Storm-water Management: A Landscaping Guide for Missouri
- Landscape Performance Series by the Landscape Architecture Foundation: The Landscape Performance Series is the online set of resources to help designers, agencies, and advocates evaluate performance, show value and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions.
- Join the Missouri Prairie Foundation to protect precious habitat.
Rain garden tour. Photo: Amy Humphrey Hayes