MPF Walk-Through Native Plant Sale at World Bird Sanctuary May 15, 2021

WBS Plant Sale by Felicia Brundick

Enjoy browsing for beautiful and functional native trees, shrubs, and plants at this sale organized by the Missouri Prairie Foundation® and hosted by the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park, MO on Saturday, May 15 at 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Rd. 63088 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

“This event is a wonderful opportunity to purchase native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, and more from three vendors from Missouri, to beautify your surroundings and support nature’s web of life in your yard or on your property,” said Carol Davit, MPF Executive Director. Vendors of this sale are Gaylena’s Garden, River City Natives, and Ozark Soul Native Plants. Some vendors accept cash, check, or credit cards; some only cash or checks. Please consider bringing your own boxes or crates to carry out your plants.

Enjoy the grounds and magnificent live birds while at the World Bird Sanctuary. There is no entrance fee, but there is a suggested $8 donation per vehicle. The World Bird Sanctuary has a mask mandate and requires that all visitors over the age of 5 wear a mask at all times.

ohio horsemint and coral honeysuckle by David MiddletonWhile this is a walk-through sale, shoppers can also pre-order plants from the vendors and have orders ready to pick up at the sale. Please contact the vendors below to order and pre-pay for your plants. Note that each vendor is a separate business and may have different arrangements and requirements for ordering. Volunteers will be available to load plants into your car if you need assistance.

Gaylena’s Garden
View the plant list here and email your order to gaylenasgarden@gmail.com by Thursday, May 13. Current plant list is available on the Gaylena’s Garden Facebook page.

River City Natives
Order at rivercitynatives.com by May 13, 2021.

Ozark Soul
Order via email or phone by noon on Friday, May 14: natives@ozarksoul.com; 816-809-4062
Visit https://www.ozarksoul.com/availability.php for a current availability list. In your email or voicemail, include your phone number and note the date and location of sale.

The Missouri Prairie Foundation is a 55-year-old conservation organization and nationally accredited land trust. Its mission is to protect and restore prairie and other native grasslands through acquisition, management, education, and research. The Missouri Prairie Foundation also runs the 21-year-old Grow Native! program (www.grownative.org) and administers the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force (www.moinvasives.org).

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