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Attendees peruse native plants at a past Springfield Nature Center native plant sale.
Choosing native plants for flower gardens and landscaping plans can be beneficial to wildlife and homeowners. People can learn more about the benefits of native plants and can purchase plants at a native plant sale and several related workshops that will be April 7 at the Missouri Department of Conservation's Springfield Conservation Nature Center.
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MDC to hold native plant sale and workshops April 7 in Springfield

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Southwest
Mar 22, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Many homeowners are discovering the benefits of landscaping with native plants. Plants that are naturally adapted to their surroundings tend to be less dependent on pesticides and watering hoses and they provide better habitat for butterflies, songbirds and other local wildlife.

Homeowners can learn more about using native plants at the Native Plant Sale and Workshops that will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 7 at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Springfield Conservation Nature Center. In addition to featuring a number of regional businesses that will be selling native plants, this event will also feature several guest speakers that will discuss benefits of incorporating native plants into landscaping strategies.

The event is free and open to all ages. No registration is required. Call the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 417-888-4237, to request a flier of the day’s activities. The Nature Center is located in southeast Springfield at 4601 S. Nature Center Way.

More information about native plants can also be found at grownative.org

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