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

Online Zoom Webinar

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 […]

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 Directions: The Rae Letsinger Prairie is in Newton County […]

Grow Native! Master Class: Stormwater Management Design


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


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 […]

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

Online Zoom Webinar

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 or call 573-808-7007 Upon arrival to 4947 W. Florissant Ave, a greeter will give parking and meeting instructions. Photo: MPF

Volunteer Workday at Kickapoo Edge Prairie Garden in Springfield

Springfield Botanic Garden

MPF volunteer Ric Mayer is organizing a volunteer workday to remove radweed from the Kickapoo Edge Prairie Garden within the Springfield Botanic Garden, on Friday, Sept. 3 from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. Volunteers should wear long sleeves and long pants, bring hand and/or limb lopper, and a water bottle. Help appreciated for any part of […]

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

Online Zoom Webinar

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! […]