First Native Plant Expo a big success

By Mitch Leachman

Flyer for the Oct. 18 Native Plant Expo at Schlafly Bottleworks

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September 27th was a beautiful day to be outside and even better if you found yourself sharing native plants with folks!

The first ever Bring Conservation Home Native Plant Expo and Sale (originally called a swap) at the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood was a great success, with approximately 100 visitors.

Wild Ones member and Bring Conservation Home Habitat Advisor Susan Pang spearheaded the event coordination and planning AND managed to find time to collect a whole raft of seeds from her landscape for distribution at the event. Other Wild Ones members and Audubon volunteers staffed the event and provided plants and seeds.

Forrest Keeling Nursery provided plants for sale, with a portion of proceeds being returned to Audubon to support the program, and Tom Flood and the staff at Schlafly provided an excellent venue!

In case you missed it, the event will be repeated this Saturday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Lil Collins and her Ozark Berry Farm providing the plants for sale. Hope you can make it!