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Grow Native! Master Class: Prairie Garden Primer … for Town and Country

March 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Photo of prairie garden with lavender blooms of wild bergamot, light pink pale purple coneflowers and the yellow blooms of a helianthus species

Much of the entire lower Midwest was once brimming with tallgrass prairie. Many prairie plants are suitable for home landscaping, adding beauty and ecological functionality to your yard or property. This class will focus on methods for planting, seeding, and maintaining an urban prairie planting, along with providing ideas for making them enticing and educational in your neighborhood.

Scott Woodbury led development of the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve for 30 years. Scott currently teaches Native Landscape Practices, a course at St. Louis Community College. He is also a regular speaker, writer, and consultant on native landscaping throughout the region. He received a BS degree in horticulture at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has worked at various public gardens including the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve, Tudor Place in Washington D.C., Old Westbury Gardens in New York, Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, and Castello Di Uzzano in Florence, Italy. Scott currently serves as advisor to the horticulture program of St. Louis Community College, Grow Native!, and Wild Ones St. Louis. Scott serves on the planning committees for the Partners for Native Landscaping conference and the small grants programs for the Deer Creek Watershed Alliance and MSD Project Clear.

This master class, to be held via Zoom, will include a presentation and question-and-answer session. A recording will only be available to those who have registered.

Cost: Free to all MPF dues-paying members and Grow Native! professional members, or $15 for non-members. Visit our MPF membership page to become a member and attend all master classes for free!

If you are signing up for this webinar on March 29 after 12 p.m., use this link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_c5iKlLi5SKGNNbHKoZ4dfg. If you haven’t received a link to the webinar, please check your junk/spam email folder. Email outreach@moprairie.org with any questions.

For those who are part of the Grow Native! Professional Certification Program (GNPCP), this master class counts as one CEU. To register for the class, use the registration link above and see details about earning GNPCP CEUs here. If you have questions about registration, contact outreach@moprairie.org.

Photo of prairie planting by Doris Sherrick


March 29
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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