Tuesday, February 20, 6-8pm Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center Auditorium What’s the big deal about native plants? Is this just some trendy new fad? As long as… Read more “Introduction to Native Landscaping: Native Plants for Novices”
Free Workshop for Landscape Professionals February 1st, 2018 8:30am-12pm Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center Details & Speakers TBA Hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation.… 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.
While the cost of maintaining a turf can run from $60 per acre into the hundreds of dollars/acre, natives require less maintenance, less water and sustain more… Read more “Native Plants Give Back”
Our participants have a shared vision – a future of beautiful, native landscapes connecting heartland communities where nature and people thrive together. We are committed to our… Read more “KCNPI Partners for our Community”