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MDC Offers “Native Plants at Noon”

Native Plants At Noon is a virtual program offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation.  If you are looking for a bit more color in your mid-summer gardens, the MDC recommends wildflowers, grasses, and ornamentals. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free virtual Native Plants at Noon program from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 21. This program will be a virtual tour of the gardens at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City.

Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, MDC native landscape specialists, will showcase a walking tour of the Discovery Center Garden. They will talk about wildflowers currently in bloom and how native grasses can add backdrop color and texture. Topics such as soil and sunlight needs will be covered. They will also touch on the maintenance of native plants in gardens.

To register, visit For more information about the Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave., visit