The Grow Native! program announces two native landscaping workshops to be held in Diamond, Mo. Feb. 22 and 23, 2013 at George Washington Carver Monument.

These day-long, informative workshops with great presenters are a great way to prepare for the upcoming growing season. The Friday, Feb. 22, workshop is geared to professionals in the landscaping industry, and the Saturday, Feb. 23 workshop is geared to homeowners and others landscaping enthusiasts.

  • When: Friday, Feb. 22 (for professionals) and Saturday, Feb. 23 (for homeowners and others interested in landscaping). 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 both days.
  • Where: George Washington Carver National Monument, 5646 Carver Road, Diamond, MO 64840 (Diamond is near Joplin and Neosho, Mo.)
  • Cost per workshop: $35 for members of the Missouri Prairie Foundation/ Grow Native!; $40 for nonmembers. Includes lunch and a copy of Native Landscaping for Wildlife and People by Dave Tylka. Free parking.
  • What: Friday’s workshop is geared to landscape designers, architects, nursery owners, and other land care professionals. Saturday’s workshop is geared to homeowners and anyone else interested in landscaping. Both workshops will provide hour-long presentations and in-depth information on many aspects of native landscaping—from design to water management, local native plant communities, native trees, pollinators, and more. Don’t miss learning from expert presenters Matt Bunch (Powell Gardens), Mike Arduser, Jon Skinner, Ronda Headland, and Mike Leahy (Mo. Dept. of Conservation); and DeDe Vest (Natural Resources Conservation Service).

Registration deadline for both workshops: Feb. 19. PDF registration forms are available at

Grow Native! is a native plant marketing and education program of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Questions? Call 888-843-6739 or email

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