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A Native Landscaping Workshop

Posted by violet_z6 6a (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 12, 13 at 12:31

A Native Landscaping Workshop
Friday, February 22, 2013

Are you interested in native landscaping? Learn in-depth information on many aspects of native landscaping, from design to water management, local native plant communities, native trees, pollinators, and more.

8:45 a.m. Doors open
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:15 a.m. Welcome & Introductions

9:30 a.m. Dig out that Burning Bush! Native Plants and How to Use Them in Naturalistic and Traditional Landscapes

Matt Bunch, Horticulturalist, Powell Gardens, Kingsville
• Not only do native plants fill an ecological void that the traditional urban and suburban landscape has created, but they do so beautifully. Learn more about Missouri’s native alternatives and how to incorporate them into both naturalistic and traditional landscapes.

10:30 a.m. Break/Visit exhibitors

11:00 a.m. Know the Lay of Your Land, Missouri Native Plants in Context
Mike Leahy, Natural Community Ecologist, Missouri Department of Conservation, Jefferson City
• Knowing where native plants grow best in the wild and their interrelationships with animal species will help gardeners and landscapers select suited plants to utilize in their planting designs.

Noon Lunch/Visit Exhibitors

1:00 p.m. Beyond Dogwoods and Redbuds: Landscaping with Native Trees
Jon Skinner, Urban Forester, Missouri Department of Conservation, Joplin
• Learn about the great variety of native canopy and understory trees species native to Missouri, many of which are desirable for landscaping, for both people and wildlife.

2:00 p.m. Break/Visit Exhibitors

2:15 p.m. Pollinators and Native Plants
Mike Arduser, Natural History Biologist, Missouri Department of Conservation, St. Louis
• Find out why pollinators, especially native bees, are vital to natural systems and what you can do in your landscaping to support them.

3:15 p.m. Managing Water with Natives, Rain Gardens and More
Ronda Headland, Community Conservation Planner, Mo. Dept. of Conservation, Springfield
• Instead of directing runoff away from your property, learn how to manage rainwater and beautify your landscaping with rain gardens and other watermanagement features and protect streams at the same time.

4:15 p.m. Grow Native! Resources and Closing

Grow Native! is a program of the Missouri Prairie Foundation.

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RE: A Native Landscaping Workshop

Thanks Violet!
Posting so this will drop since it's over but will also post a link to a place in Springfield that sells native plants.

Here is a link that might be useful: Smiling Sun

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