Saturday, April 14, 2018: Plants with a Purpose: Native Plants in Gardens and Landscapes--Workshop & Plant Sale

Grow Native!

Plants with a Purpose: Natives plants in gardens and landscapes for beauty, pollinators, wildlife, edibles, and soil health

To view the full agenda with speaker and presentation information, scroll through the program below and click on each item.

$30 - Missouri Prairie Foundation and Grow Native! members
$40 - Non-members
$20 - Students

5.0 CEUs offered to Landscape Architects
2.25 CEUs for Certified Arborists
2.25 CEUs for Municipal Specialists
2.25 CEUs for BCMA - Management

Online registration closes on April 11. Mail-in registration closes on April 9.

native plants Includes native plant sale for attendees only from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.! Plant sale open to the public from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Featuring plants from the following vendors – contact them directly for preorder information.

Gaylena's Garden

Missouri Wildflowers Nursery

Claire's Garden

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Special Presenting Sponsors:

HyVee Maryville

4/14/2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Northwest Missouri State University Student Union Ballroom 800 University Dr Maryville, MO 64468


Saturday, 14 April 2018

4/14/2018 9:00 AM

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
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How to create healthy and functional home landscapes using native plants – Dave Tylka
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
4/14/2018 9:45 AM

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
4/14/2018 10:45 AM

Native Pollinators: Who are they? Why should we care? How can we help them? – Ed Spevak, Curator of Invertebrates, Saint Louis Zoo
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4/14/2018 11:00 AM

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
4/14/2018 12:00 PM

Learn the steps to planning, designing, installing  and ultimately caring for your prairie garden – Scott Vogt
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
4/14/2018 12:45 PM

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
4/14/2018 1:45 PM

Native Trees and Shrubs – Steve Buback
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
4/14/2018 2:00 PM

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM
4/14/2018 2:50 PM

Basic Soil Health: how managing for good soil health impacts virtually all soil ecosystem functions – Doug Peterson
3:00 PM - 3:25 PM
4/14/2018 3:00 PM

Wild Edibles: Nutritious and delicious – Ruth Farrand-Cox
3:25 PM - 4:00 PM
4/14/2018 3:25 PM

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