Grow Native!


The Western Nursery & Landscape Association will again be partnering with Grow Native! for an education track focused on native plants.  This is a "can't miss" education track for anyone interested in native plants and how to incorporate them into your company's product offerings.

Grow Native! Speakers:

  • Stewardship of Native Landscape Systems​
    • Scott Woodbury, Shaw Nature Reserve
    • Scott Woodbury is the Curator of the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve, where he has been developing the garden for 23 years. The wildflower garden is a five-acre demonstration for landscaping with Missouri Native Plants. In addition, there is about 25 acres of reconstructed tallgrass prairie surrounding the garden.

      Scott received a BS degree in horticulture at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has worked at various public gardens including Old Westbury Gardens in New York, Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, Castello Di Uzzano in Italy, and Tudor Place in Washington D.C.

      He currently serves as an advisor to Wild Ones St. Louis and is the education chair for the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Grow Native! program. Scott also volunteers for the Ozark Regional Land Trust.
 
  • Selling Purpose-Driven Plants: Strategies to Increase Natve Plant Sales
    • The Greenscape Gardens Team
    • Greenscape's mission is "to be a leader in innovative and forward-thinking outdoor lifestyle concepts by providing nature-inspired solutions for conscious consumers in an immersive and inspirational environment."
 
  • The Grow Native! Summit at the Western
    • The Grow Native! Circle believes in strength in numbers and looks to continue to help foster relationships between a diverse range of "natives-minded" growers, retailers, landscape contractors/designers, landscape architects, researchers, students, educators, non-profit organizations and governmental organizations. At the Circle, we will work together to do a S.W.O.T. analysis of the native plant industry and examine strategies to help each other succeed in getting more native plants into more landscapes.  Session will be lead by Grow Native! Professional Members.