MDC offers Grow Native event May 2 at Discovery Center

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Kansas City, Mo. – Native wildflowers and grasses work well in home landscape plantings, and a free Grow Native special event will teach participants about planting and caring for native varieties 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave. in Kansas City. The event will include guided tours of the Discovery Center's diverse wildflower garden, now with spring flowers in full bloom, given by MDC staff.

Participants will have a chance to take home free native plants and grasses, as well as tree seedlings such as redbud, dogwood and plum, while supplies last.

Demonstrations will include making seed balls for home flower gardens, potting native plants and grasses, rock painting and crafts for children.

All ages are welcome and participants are welcome to walk in, no advance registration is needed. For more information, call 816-759-7300 or visit