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Attract native bees with a free house

Help The Bee Conservancy save the bees by adding a native bee house to a local school garden, community garden or nature center.

The organization will give away 500 bee houses to groups that can offer a native plant habitat and help communities support local food systems through its Sponsor-A-Hive Program. Two hundred bee houses were given […]

Earth Day goes big & virtual again

This Earth Day will be bigger than ever, offering the public the opportunity to join events around the world as it will be mostly virtual again in response to COVID-19.

Here’s how you can join in. Earth Day will be celebrated with live, interactive events in Kansas City and worldwide. So, participants can safely attend from […]

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 […]

Prep for spring at Native Plant Expo & Sale

Meet the native plant experts who can help you get your garden started, and find the plants you need at the Native Plants: Ask the Experts Expo on Saturday, March 13.

This free outdoor event features educational stations with native plant and landscape design experts and a native plant sale. Naturalists at the Burr Oak Woods Conservation […]