Grow Native! Master Class: Native Edibles with Nadia Navarrete-Tindall

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Preparing Teas and Desserts with Native Edibles. During this class, Nadia will describe some of the native edibles that she has used previously for Dining Wild events at Lincoln University and at home. She will provide information about when and what part of the plant to harvest and will share recipes of some selected beverages […]

Grow Native! Master Class: Pondscaping with Native Aquatic Plants with Scott Woodbury

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Small ponds and water gardens attract birds, dragonflies, frogs, salamanders, turtles, and the predators that eat them, like red-shouldered hawks. Learn which plants grow in water and just beyond the water’s edge in ponds with permanent standing water. Scott will show you how to manage duckweed, algae, invasive species, pond leaks and soil erosion. The […]

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 […]

The Rae Letsinger Prairie Dedication

The Rae Letsinger Prairie

MPF will dedicate The Rae Letsinger Prairie on Saturday, July 24, 2021. All are welcome to attend! The dedication will begin at 2:00 p.m. with remarks, followed by refreshments and a walking tour of the prairie. RSVP online here, by calling 573-808-7007, or by emailing outreach@moprairie.org. Directions: The Rae Letsinger Prairie is in Newton County […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

Field Trip: Bellefontaine Fall Tree Walk

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

Fall tree walk through the cemetery and arboretum. Enjoy a fall walk on the beautiful grounds of historic Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum in St. Louis with Horticulture supervisor Matt Garrett or other staff. Learn about the many native trees and wildlife conservation activities at Bellefontaine. ~1 mile walking tour. Free. Limited to 15. To register, […]