Missouri Prairie Foundation & Grow Native! Webinars and Master Classes for the New Year

Enjoy weekly online programming January through March 2021

December 15, 2020, Columbia, MO — The Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) and its 20-year-old Grow Native! program have hosted 22 virtual webinars and master classes since May 2020 with more than 4,200 live participants. 

Now to kick off 2021, MPF announces a new series of virtual learning opportunities with webinars and master classes planned for January through March of 2021. Every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m., participants can learn from a variety of speakers on topics such as native edibles, designing with native plants, building a bird sanctuary, and many others. Speakers include prairie and native plant experts from across the Midwest, including Scott Woodbury of Shaw Nature Reserve, authors Alan Branhagen and Heather Holm, Dr. Nadia Navarrete-Tindall of Lincoln University, and more.

Webinars are free, 30-minute programs, with time for questions after the presentations. Master classes are more specialized, with presenters sharing 50-minutes of material, with time for questions after the presentations. Master classes are free to MPF members and Grow Native! professional members, and $15 for non-members. Not a member? Join at moprairie.org/membership/ and attend all master class programming as a benefit of membership. Landscape architect continuing education credits are available for master classes and most webinars. 

2021 Webinars and Master Classes: 

  • Jan. 6 – Grow Native! Master Class: Challenges with Native Plants, with Scott Woodbury
  • Jan. 13 – Grow Native! Webinar: Missouri Adopt-A-Highway Program with Native Plants, with Mark Aufdenberg
  • Jan. 20 – Grow Native! Master Class: Phytoremediation with Native Plants, with Eric Fuselier
  • Jan. 27 – Grow Native! Webinar: Designing with Native Plants, with Ronda Burnett
  • Feb. 3 – MPF Webinar: Grassland Amphibians and Reptiles, with Brian Edmond
  • Feb. 10 – Grow Native! Master Class: Native Alternatives, with James Faupel
  • Feb. 17 – Grow Native! Webinar: Native Predatory Wasps, with Heather Holm
  • Feb. 24 – Grow Native! Webinar: Invasive Plant Q & A, with Dr. Quinn Long and Matt Arndt
  • Mar. 3 – Grow Native! Webinar: Build Your Own Bird Sanctuary, with Mitch Leachman
  • Mar. 10 – MPF Webinar: Notes from Underground: Ants in the Prairie, with Dr. James Trager
  • Mar. 17 – Grow Native! Webinar: 10 Easy-To-Grow Spring Edible Native Plants for Your Garden, with Nadia Navarrete-Tindall
  • Mar. 24 – Grow Native! Master Class: Native Shrubs of the Lower Midwest, with Alan Branhagen
  • Mar. 31 – Grow Native! Webinar: Reflections on Urban Native Gardening, with Cody Hayo

Register online for each webinar and master class, and a Zoom link will be emailed to you the week of the event. Recordings of the programming will be sent to all registrants, the free webinars will be posted publicly at the MPF YouTube Channel. 

Grow Native! is a 20-year-old native plant marketing and education program serving the lower Midwest. Grow Native! is housed by the nonprofit Missouri Prairie Foundation, a 54-year-old prairie conservation organization and land trust. For more information about webinars and master classes, the Grow Native! program, or the Missouri Prairie Foundation, call 888-843-6739 or send a message to info@moprairie.org