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Explore the prairie at Sweet Sounds of Summer

Stroll through a tallgrass prairie full of wildflowers and native grasses, and enjoy live bluegrass music at the Sweet Sounds of Summer prairie tour.

Explore a wide variety of native plants at the home of Laurie Brown in Liberty, MO from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, July 16. The event includes refreshments and a silent auction in […]

Help national effort to plant for pollinators

You can help save the bees that pollinate our food production systems by joining a national movement to plant more bee-friendly gardens during National Pollinator Week, June 21-27.

By creating, planting and maintaining a garden, and registering it on the Pollinator Garden Challenge map, Americans can contribute to revitalizing the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators […]

Start your prep now for native plant gardens

Are you thinking about converting a lawn or garden area to native plants to attract pollinators and birds into your landscape?

This time of year, questions about preparing a garden for native plants are at an all-time high. Gardeners are learning that native plants attract pollinators, butterflies and birds to their gardens, and once established, their […]

Get native tree seedlings for spring

Just in time for spring planting, you can order native tree and shrub seedlings for as little as 22 cents each from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Even residents of other states can get seedlings shipped.

The MDC George O. White State Nursery grows three-million tree seedlings each year and sells one-year-old, bare-root seedlings with […]

This Valentine’s Day, plant a tree or a forest

Are you searching for a truly green gift for your Valentine this year? Consider giving a tree, or help plant a forest.

For many, Valentine’s Day is a time for giving bouquets of flowers or roses by the dozen. The National Retail Federation estimates Americans will order more than $1.9 billion in flowers for the day. But for […]