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Native Plants
Agroforestry: Tree Crops for Conservation (V)
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MDC Virtual Nature Center
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Did you know many native plants can be planted and harvested alongside modern agriculture? Hannah Hemmelgarn, MS, Assistant Program Director at the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry, will share about some of the native perennial specialty crops that have been (or are) part of improvement programs and cultivar trials. These include elderberry, black walnut, pecan, pawpaw, and others. Hannah will discuss the concept of "nativars", the long history of tree and shrub domestication, and how these plants can be effectively integrated into agroforestry practices on-farm or in the garden. This virtual program is open to all ages; however, it is best suited for those 16 years of age and older. Please ensure your MDC account includes an accurate email address so that you can receive a link to the virtual program. Registration ends 2 hours before program begins. This virtual program is in connection with the Native Plant Seminar but may be registered for as a stand-alone program. Look for virtual native plant programs March 14-17, then visit us at the nature center on March 18 for guest speakers, a tree ID hike, a craft corner, and native plant vendors. Missouri Wildflowers Nursery and Forrest Keeling will be on site from 9 am – 1 pm with a variety of native plants, trees, and shrubs available for purchase. Cameron Johnston

Cancellation Policies:

You must cancel your registration before Thursday, March 16, 2023.

Age Policy:

This event is open to all ages.