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Load up on native plants at sales this weekend

Create a beautiful landscape, rain garden or bioswale with locally grown native wildflowers, grasses and more on sale at two native plant sales this weekend.

Native wildflowers and grasses can be easy to grow and the perennials will return every year. Because they grow naturally in the Midwest landscape, they are acclimated to the climate and […]

Be part of the City Nature Challenge

Join an international challenge to help your city discover and document the most plants and wildlife in an urban area with the City Nature Challenge from April 29 – May 2.

The City Nature Challenge is a family-friendly, global competition among metro areas to see whose residents can spot and identify the most wildlife. Residents can […]

Find great deals on tree seedlings for spring

In most parts of the country, the ground will be thawing soon, and it will be time to plant trees. If you’re looking for native tree seedlings, you can find some great deals at your state conservation department.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers native tree and shrub seedlings for as little as 22 cents […]

Give a little love (& a tree) this Valentine’s Day

If you’re looking for a unique way to show your love this Valentine’s Day, here are a few gift ideas that will live well beyond a bouquet of roses – and give a little love to the planet, too.

For many, Valentine’s Day is a time for giving bouquets. The National Retail Federation estimates Americans will […]

Start your garden now with “winter sowing”

Even in the bitter cold months of winter, you can start planting your spring garden outside using these ideas for homemade, mini greenhouses made from recycled containers.

Winter sowing is a method of starting seeds early in tiny greenhouses made from empty milk jugs. The process is inexpensive, uses recycled materials, requires no electricity, produces healthier […]