MDC offers free native plant garden workshop July 19 at Clinton

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Clinton, Mo. – Native wildflowers are blooming on the prairies and they can also brighten a home garden. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free workshop on gardening with natives from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Monday, July 19, at the MDC Clinton Office, 2010 S. Second St. The teaching spot will be the new native pollinator garden at the office.

“This program will showcase our new native garden for pollinators and teach folks about how to plan, plant, and maintain a garden using prairie wildflowers and grasses,” said Ginger Miller, MDC conservation educator.

MDC staff will offer tips on planning, planting, and maintaining a native garden bed. Participants are invited to work alongside staff working in the garden. Bug spray and hand tools will be provided, or visitors may bring their own. All those registered in advance will take home a packet of native seeds and knowledge about gardening with them.

This program is open to all ages. Registration is requested. Families or groups may be registered together. COVID-19 precautions will be followed. To register, visit

To learn more about native plant gardening, visit