Hawthorn Chapter
of the Missouri Native Plant Society

Online Activities

For the foreseeable future we will have presentations and occasional meetings offered by Zoom. Our traditional meeting time is the second Monday of the month at 6:30pm.

We will be participating in the Bass Pro Plant Sale to benefit MPF/GN Sat 22 May 10am to 1 pm. It will be in the open so the public will be ‘grazing’. Anyone who has had the COVID vaccine may participate; we will continue to wear masks and try to stay apart.

Our nursery will also be purchased from by Ashland GC before their sale 30 April. And we are trying to schedule a sale at Songbird Station. Starting 6 March there is preparation work to be done for sales, and nursery production continues periodically throughout June. People who come to help may choose a few plants for their own gardens. If you want a quantity to purchase, I suggest you schedule a visit no later than 24 April. Call Becky if you can work - 657-2314 leave a message!

In-person Activities

Sad to say: due to COVID-19, all in-person group activities are cancelled until further notice. We just want everyone to be as healthy as possible. This does not mean you must stay inside looking at a screen, or reading, or cleaning the closet for the third time. Put on your boots, sun hat, tick repellant, water bottle and go explore! Go off trail!

Go my Sons, burn your books. Buy yourself stout shoes. Get away to the mountains, the valleys, the shores of the seas, the deserts, and the deepest recesses of the Earth. In this way and no other will you find true knowledge of things and their properties. Peter Severinus, 16th. century Dane educator.

Go to a native plant nursery to buy plants to expand your garden.

"...the psychological benefits to humans of green space are closely linked to the diversity of its plant life..." Jonah Lehrer

Getting exercize outside will help your physical and psychological health while you can’t have human contact.

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” Rachel Carson

Take your frustration and aggression out on some aliens. Triclopyr is the best stump treatment in spring. Glyphosate only works after 1 August.

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