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  • Conservation Legacy of Mrs. Pat Jones (radio story) » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    on your keyboard Conservation Legacy of Mrs Pat Jones radio story Posted November 12 2013 at 2 41 am Conservation Legacy of Mrs Pat Jones Enjoy this 26 minute radio story by KBIA producer Trevor Harris about the conservation legacy of Mrs Pat Jones Prairie Fork Conservation Area in Callaway County and the importance of prairie Includes interviews of Mrs Pat Jones Prairie Forks Chris Newbold Brian Knowles Jamie Coe

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2013/11/12/conservation-legacy-of-mrs-pat-jones-radio-story/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Now This Is Natural Food » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Now This Is Natural Food Posted November 12 2013 at 2 39 am Now This Is Natural Food By MARK BITTMAN Published October 22 2013 A few weeks ago at the annual Prairie Festival in Salina Kan a celebration essentially of true sustainability I sat down with Wes Jackson to drink rich beer and eat delicious chewy bread made from the perennial grain Kernza The Kernza we ate was cultivated

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2013/11/12/now-this-is-natural-food/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Little Bugs on the Prairie: The Key to Happy Grassland » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    press enter on your keyboard Little Bugs on the Prairie The Key to Happy Grassland Posted November 3 2013 at 7 49 pm Little Bugs on the Prairie The Key to Happy Grassland by Sarah Fecht 01 November 2013 To fix a damaged ecosystem you need to start from the ground up with the microbes that live in the soil The first step in that direction has been taken for

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2013/11/03/little-bugs-on-the-prairie-the-key-to-happy-grassland/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Native Bee Article from the St. Louis Beacon » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    at 7 47 pm Most of Missouri s native bees are thriving By Jo Seltzer special to the St Louis Beacon 6 49 am on Tue 10 29 13 If you visit one of Missouri s native prairies when the coneflowers are blooming you will see plenty of bees buzzing around them You may not realize that some of these bees are a single species that collects pollen only from

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2013/11/03/native-bee-article-from-the-st-louis-beacon/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Hickory Hills School Plants a Greener Community » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    install a variety of native plants which were grown in the school s greenhouse by kindergarten through 5th graders Kay Johnson is the master gardener and supervises the children in the greenhouse When the little kids come up there they re in kindergarten they plant a tomato seed they don t know what it is but they plant it and then all of a sudden it comes up like that Boy they re happy they re just tickled to death Johnson said The prairie plants are beneficial to the school They have roots that are able to grow 15 feet deep allowing them to filter the water runoff from the football field and directing it down to another rain garden Ric Mayer is a volunteer from the Missouri Prairie Foundation one of four organizations to help out at the school He says the native plants have even more significance From the prairie we ve gotten a lot of our different plants which have given us medicines If we don t teach kids about prairie they won t be interested in it they won t be the scientists of the future study in prairie finding new plants finding what plants can

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2013/10/13/hickory-hills-school-plants-a-greener-community/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Uncategorized » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    and beetles flit or crawl around on pink Monarda black eyed Susans Posted in Uncategorized Volume 3 of Steyermark s Flora of Missouri Now Complete Posted August 29 2013 at 3 49 am Volume 3 of Steyermark s Flora of Missouri Now Complete Every single wild plant species in Missouri is now down on paper This summer researchers from the Missouri Botanical Garden completed a 26 year project documenting all known uncultivated flora of the Show Me State The result is a 1 382 page volume the third in a series and Posted in Uncategorized How Prairie Plants Help Restore Farmland Soil Posted August 1 2013 at 4 04 am The world s soil is in trouble even in the fertile Midwest Some experts warn that if degradation continues unchecked topsoil could be gone in 60 years Posted in Uncategorized MPF Now Part of Combined Federal Campaign Posted July 19 2013 at 3 29 am Through Earth Share of Missouri an environmental charitable workplace giving program the Missouri Prairie Foundation MPF is now part of the Combined Federal Campaign CFC This means that federal employees whose employers participate in Earth Share now have the opportunity to support MPF through workplace

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/category/uncategorized/page/5/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Apply to become an MPF Board Member! » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Management Membership To receive news form MPF please enter your email address above and press enter on your keyboard Apply to become an MPF Board Member Posted March 1 2015 at 10 30 pm If you are passionate about prairies and are willing to work with fellow Board Members to preserve prairies for the future please apply as a Missouri Prairie Foundation volunteer board member here and read the board

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2015/03/01/apply-to-become-an-mpf-board-member/ (2016-02-10)
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  • News » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    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 and heat duration Posted in News Support MPF each time you shop at Amazon com Posted December 6 2014 at 4 24 pm Amazon will donate

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