MDC invites public to native plant sale April 2 at Springfield Nature Center

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Published Date
03/28/2022
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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 Gardening Demonstrations that will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 2 at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Visitors can buy native plants from several Missouri businesses, speak with community conservation groups, and watch short native gardening demonstrations by staff. Call 417-888-4237 for more information or stop by the Springfield Nature Center to get an event flyer.

The event is free and open to all ages. No registration is required. 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.