Hawthorn Chapter
of the Missouri Native Plant Society


Sad to say: due to COVID-19, all 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 exercise 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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