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Grow Native! Webinar: Missouri Adopt-A-Highway Program with Native Plants with Mark Aufdenberg

January 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

MoDOT Roadside Management Specialist Mark Aufdenberg will present about his agency’s Adopt-A-Highway Program and how Missourians can be involved by adopting an area to plant and maintain with native plants.  Mark will also share information on native plantings that MoDOT is establishing and maintaining, as well as invasive plant management.

Grow Native! professional member Mervin Wallace—owner of Missouri Wildflowers Nursery and a “highway adopter” will address questions about ideal natives for roadside plantings, and how to establish and maintain them.

The webinar, to be held via Zoom, will be 45 minutes including a question and answer session. The webinar will be recorded, and sent to all registrants as well as posted to our YouTube channel.

Cost: Free

Mark Aufdenberg is Senior Roadside Management Specialist with the Missouri Department of Transportation. Prior to accepted this position in spring 2020, Mark served as Roadside Manager for MoDOT’s Southeast District for 20 years. Prior to his MoDOT career, Mark worked for 10 years as manager of an agriculture retail location after graduating from Southeast Missouri State University.

Mervin Wallace, Brazito, MO, has been in the business of propagating and selling plants of Missouri genetic origin for more than 30 years. Through the years Mervin has also grown into his well-qualified role of educator. His Missouri Wildflowers Nursery catalog has become a handbook for beginning and longtime native plant gardeners. Mervin has earned the respect of his naturalist peers and has given us more access to some very fine plants and the knowledge to grow them well.

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Photo: Frank Oberle


January 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Brooke Widmar