Our yards can be a refuge for wild creatures. By planting just a single native plant this year, you may discover it has complex relations with many creatures that will amaze and entertain you.
1pm-4pm – Burr Oak Woods – 1401 NW Park Rd, Blue Springs, MO 64015
Concurrent with MDC’s free annual Naturescaping Workshop. Register for workshop by calling 816-228-3766.
3:30pm-7:30pm – Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center 4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110
Plants and seeds for sale. A portion of proceeds benefit Missouri Prairie Foundation.
9am-2pm – Shawnee Civic Center, 13817 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66216
Sale concurrent with Healthy Yards Expo featuring education and events to help visitors make sustainable choices for their yards and homes.
9am-2pm – Kansas City Community Gardens 6917 Kensington Ave, Kansas City, MO 64132
A portion of proceeds benefits the Westport Garden Club’s Charitable Trust Fund.
9:30am-2:00pm – Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center 4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110
A portion of the proceeds benefits Missouri Prairie Foundation. Concurrent with MDC Go Native event featuring native plant education and activities.
9am-2pm – Backyard Bird Center 6212 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64154
A portion of the proceeds benefit Burroughs Audubon Society.
8am-12pm – Lenexa Farmer’s Market 17101 87th Street Lenexa, KS 66219
A portion of the proceeds benefits Kansas City Native Plant Initiative.
9:30am-2pm – Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center 4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110
A portion of the proceeds benefits Missouri Prairie Foundation.
9am-1:30pm – K-State Research and Extension 2110 Harper Street, Lawrence, KS 66046
Sponsored by Douglas County Master Gardeners. Concurrent with the annual Bee FunDay hosted by the NorthEastern Kansas Bee Keepers Association. Sale hosted by Douglas County Master Gardeners.
List compiled by Kansas City Native Plant Initiative (KCNPI). More sales and details will be added as they are available. To add your sale to this list, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To download this list as a PDF, click here.
Mark your calendars and save the date for native plant workshops in March! Cosponsored by Kansas City Native Plant Initiative, the Missouri Department of Conservation and GrowNative!,… Read more “Spring Native Plant Workshops”
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate walk-in registrations. Free Workshop for Landscape Professionals… Read more “Expand Your Market: Landscaping with Native Plants “
Led by JCPRD Field Biologist Matt Garrett, this workshop is geared toward parks staff, land stewards, and volunteers who may be conducting or assisting in fire management.
When your peaceful walk in the woods turns terrifying… When your backyard garden party is invaded by leafy monsters… When the smell of garlic surrounds you on… Read more “Plants that Scare Us”
The Kansas City Native Plant Initiative (KCNPI) is pleased to announce the selection of Stacia Stelk as its first Director effective November 1. The selection was made… Read more “Kansas City Native Plant Initiative Welcomes Director Stacia Stelk”
Mayapples are up Kansas City woodlands. Many may take for granted the colonies of mayapples that pepper loomy woodland floors, but this seemingly common plant has some very unique… Read more “The Overlooked Mayapple”
In the United States, we have planted roughly 62,500 square miles, approximately 40 million acres, in turf grass. What we have lost in that process is the native plants that bring wildlife, beauty and function to our yards and green spaces.
Native plants, meaning those that have been a part of the 8,000 year ecosystem that existed where Kansas City now stands, are essential for thriving butterflies, birds, pollinators and a variety of other wildlife. These plants, specially adapted to our climate, soils and environment, are the hosts for the web of life that sustains the planet and all life on it.