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Saturday
14
APR

Native Plant Sale at State Fairgrounds

22:00
01:00
Missouri Prairie Foundation
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Missouri Prairie Foundation Native Plant Sale in Sedalia, April 14, 2018

A wide variety of native perennial wildflowers, grasses, sedges, vines, shrubs, and trees, as well as seeds, supplied by four native plant vendors will be available for sale at the State Fair Fairgrounds near the corner of Hwy. 65 and 16th Street from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Shop for native seeds, wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees from four vendors, which are all Grow Native! professional members: Pure Air Natives of St. Louis, MO, will sell native seed; and Gaylena’s Garden of Barnett, MO, CHS Bloomin’ Gardens of Sedalia, and Forest ReLeaf, a statewide organization based in St. Louis, will sell native perennial wildflowers, grasses, sedges, vines, shrubs, and trees.

If you wish to pre-order plants and have your order ready for pick up at the event, you can pre-order from the following vendors:

Gaylena’s Garden: 573-694-3228
CHS Bloomin’ Gardens: 660-826-4401 ext. 552
Forest ReLeaf: info@moreleaf.org

Some vendors accept credit cards; other only cash or check. Questions? Call 888-843-6739

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: State Fairgrounds, near the corner of Hwy. 65 and 16th Street, near the intersection of Hwy. 65 and 16th Street, in the Fairgrounds parking lot behind the Trails West train and cattle drive exhibit on the corner.

Plants native to Missouri provide beauty for landscaping projects, as well as food sources for pollinators and birds. “Choosing native plants for your landscaping needs is one of the most ecologically friendly things you can do,” said Carol Davit, executive director of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. “Native plants support monarchs and other butterflies, native bees, and hundreds of other beneficial insects. Native plants are also beautiful and adapted to our local climate.”

The vendors will donate a portion of their proceeds from this native plant sale to benefit the prairie conservation work of the Missouri Prairie Foundation, which owns and manages 21 prairies across the state, including Friendly and Drover’s Prairies south of Sedalia.

The mission of the Missouri Prairie Foundation is to protect and restore prairie and other native grasslands through acquisition, management, education, and research. The Missouri Prairie Foundation also runs the Grow Native! program and the Missouri Invasive Plant Species Task Force.

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