Native Plant School – 2013

Students at the Native Plant School at the Shaw Nature ReserveThe Native Plant School, co-sponsored by St. Louis Wild Ones, is a year-round series of mostly outdoor learning sessions in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve. They will cover various aspects of native home landscaping and prairie/savanna/wetland re-establishment. Please bring your questions, comments, photos, drawings, plant specimens, etc. for these three-hour discussion sessions. Scott Woodbury and guest experts will lead the discussions, hands-on tours and demonstrations. Participation from the audience is encouraged.

2013 Schedule

Thur, Jan. 10, 1-4 p.m.
Control & ID of Common Invasive Plants (Woodbury)

Thur, Feb 14, 1-4 p.m.
Conducting Small Controlled Prairie/Woodland Burns (Woodbury)

Thur, Mar. 14, 1-4 p.m.
Native Plant Propagation from Seed (Brandt/Woodbury)

Thur, April 11, 1-4 p.m.
Practical Gardening with Native Plants (Woodbury)

Thur, May 2, 1-4 p.m.
The Art and Function of Combining Native Plants (Woodbury)

Sat, May 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shaw Wildflower Market

Thur, June 13, 1-4 p.m.
Garden Archaeology and Ethnobotany (Woodbury)

Fri, Sept. 6, 4-8 p.m.
Shaw Wildflower Market

Thur, Oct. 10, 1-4 p.m.
Low-maintenance Ground Cover Gardening

Thur, Nov. 7, 1-4 p.m.
Pruning, Training and Transplanting Trees, Shrubs and Vines

Please register and pay online.

3 thoughts on “Native Plant School – 2013

  1. Hello,
    I’m not sure if I’ve ever contacted you regarding the Native Plant School scheduling. I wanted to see if there is ever a chance that there would be classes held on weekends. Native plant gardening is something I would really like to professionally get into, but I work during the day/week, so all classes at the Reserve are out of the question for me, which is really disappointing. If this is not in the works, do you have a recommendation of another place to take such classes?
    Susan Van de Riet

    • Hi Susan,

      I’ve forwarded your request to Shaw Nature Reserve, and I hope they can respond. In the meantime, I hope you can come to the Native Landscaping workshop at Powder Valley on Feb. 23. See our blog for more details.


      • I’ve marked the workshop on my calendar! Thanks for letting me know about it and getting back to me.


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