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  • Beneath the Virgin Prairie (NY Times) » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    pm Beneath the Virgin Prairie By THE EDITORIAL BOARD Published November 20 2013 Even if you have stood on a remnant of virgin prairie it is hard to imagine what was lost when the tallgrass prairie was plowed Settlers were staggered by the scope of the prairies and they were more amazed by the richness of the soil The biomass of roots beneath the ground was as dense and tangled

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2013/11/23/beneath-the-virgin-prairie-ny-times/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Uncategorized » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    delicious chewy bread made from the perennial grain Kernza Posted in Uncategorized Little Bugs on the Prairie The Key to Happy Grassland Posted November 3 2013 at 7 49 pm To fix a damaged ecosystem you need to start from the ground up Posted in Uncategorized Native Bee Article from the St Louis Beacon Posted November 3 2013 at 7 47 pm If you visit one of Missouri s native

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/category/uncategorized/page/4/ (2016-02-10)
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  • News » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    tour of residential yards front and back throughout St Louis city and county the tour showcases a range of green living practices including low impact lawn care Posted in News MPF Job Announcement Posted April 8 2015 at 3 25 pm MPF is is restructuring its prairie management strategy and in so doing announces a new staff position of Director of Prairie Management Read the job announcement here Applications are due via email by May 8 2015 Please forward this announcement to others you know may be interested Posted in News Celebrating 15 years for Grow Native Posted March 30 2015 at 11 14 pm Begun in 2000 as a program of the Missouri Departments of Conservation and Agriculture Grow Native was transferred to the Missouri Prairie Foundation MPF in 2012 MPF and its Grow Native Committee are organizing and promoting many events throughout the year to recognize the anniversary of the program Grow Native professional members and the vital Posted in News Apply for a Prairie Garden Grant Posted March 3 2015 at 3 29 am The application for the Missouri Prairie Foundation s Prairie Garden Grant is online Time is short as applications are due by March 4

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/category/news/page/5/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Call For Sustainable Yards! » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    materials organic gardening chicken and beekeeping gardening with native plants water conservation and renewable energy production to name a few If your backyard is green or you know someone whose yard is we invite you to consider being a host on this year s tour and putting your yard on show Your yard doesn t need to be perfect elaborate or even large but it needs to be interesting and have something to demonstrate that the public can learn from We ask that our hosts as examples of sustainability and environmental education commit to using compost and other sustainable best practices over synthetic shortcuts that poison the water table and kill the soil and the birds and bees and ultimately us As a host you agree to open your yard from 11 a m to 4 p m and interact with visitors as many as 200 might visit your yard We can t know how many because attendees design their own routes and set their own pace choosing from the addresses and descriptions in the tour booklet and on line More than 100 St Louis families have welcomed tour goers over the past four years As the tour grows more hosts are needed to keep things interesting We have a few charter hosts who ve been generous enough to be on tour every year but we always want new yards to show that these things can be done anywhere says tour founder Terry Winkelmann Practices like naturescaping rain gardening and edible landscaping are spreading into every neighborhood and town we want to find the trailblazers so we can shine a light on their efforts While many host sites are single family backyards organizers encourage residents of apartment buildings with community or rooftop gardens and those with front yards to apply

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2015/04/22/call-for-sustainable-yards/ (2016-02-10)
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  • MPF Job Announcement » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    MPF please enter your email address above and press enter on your keyboard MPF Job Announcement Posted April 8 2015 at 3 25 pm MPF is is restructuring its prairie management strategy and in so doing announces a new staff position of Director of Prairie Management Read the job announcement here Applications are due via email by May 8 2015 Please forward this announcement to others you know may be

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2015/04/08/mpf-job-announcement/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Celebrating 15 years for Grow Native! » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    30 2015 at 11 14 pm Begun in 2000 as a program of the Missouri Departments of Conservation and Agriculture Grow Native was transferred to the Missouri Prairie Foundation MPF in 2012 MPF and its Grow Native Committee are organizing and promoting many events throughout the year to recognize the anniversary of the program Grow Native professional members and the vital importance of choosing to plant native plants in rural

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2015/03/30/celebrating-15-years-for-grow-native/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Apply for a Prairie Garden Grant » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Grow Native Education and Outreach Prairie Management Membership To receive news form MPF please enter your email address above and press enter on your keyboard Apply for a Prairie Garden Grant Posted March 3 2015 at 3 29 am The application for the Missouri Prairie Foundation s Prairie Garden Grant is online Time is short as applications are due by March 4 2016 Apply today Posted in News Home Who

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2015/03/03/apply-for-a-prairie-garden-grant/ (2016-02-10)
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  • News » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    for the future please apply as a Missouri Prairie Foundation volunteer board member here and read the board member job description Posted in News Engineers find switchgrass removes PCBs from soils Posted February 26 2015 at 3 24 am An article in Iowa Now highlights switchgrass research out of the University of Iowa Read more HERE Posted in News 2 976 Million Raised for MPF 50th Anniversary Campaign Posted February 18 2015 at 9 42 pm MPF launched its 50th Anniversary Campaign Prairies Now and Forever in the summer of 2014 with the goal of raising 4 million by the end of 2016 for present and future prairie acquisition long term stewardship and to build its permanent endowment As of January 2015 MPF has raised 2 976 million towards its goal Read details on gifts received to Posted in News New article describing soil surface temperatures when burning in prairies Posted January 18 2015 at 6 36 pm A new paper is out this month in The American Midland Naturalist titled Surface Temperatures and Durations Associated with Spring Prescribed Fires in Eastern South Dakota Tallgrass Prairies The authors examined the impact of grazing and fire frequency on soils surface temperatures

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/news/page/6/ (2016-02-10)
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