Shaw Wildflower Market

Friday, September 5, 2014
from 4 p.m. till 7:30 p.m.
in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden
at Shaw Nature Reserve
in Gray Summit MO

Shop for locally produced native plants, food and crafts. Also, experts will answer your native gardening questions.

Adults $5
Seniors $3
MBG/SNR Members Free

The Shaw Wildflower Market is geared for new and experienced gardeners and people looking for locally made products for a greener community, including Wildflowers from Missouri Wildflower Nursery, Wine, Bread, Meats, Cheese, Art, Beer, Produce and more.

The event is located in the pavilions behind the Bascom House, near the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve. The garden is devoted to showcasing native plants in many habitats and design styles. Participants will be able to stroll through the gardens, gaining inspiration from the mature plantings within each area.

This event is planned rain or shine. Native Plant Experts will be on hand to answer questions, identify plants and give guidance to gardeners wishing to expand their plant palette with native plants.

Bring checks and cash to pay vendors and vote in the bake off. One vendor, Missouri Wildflower Nursery, will accept credit cards. Cash or check accepted by all vendors.

DIRECTIONS:

Gray Summit is about 30 miles west of St. Louis. Take the Gray Summit exit (#253, second exit west of Six Flags) off Interstate 44. Follow signs to Shaw Nature Reserve and special signs leading to the Wildflower Sale.

Signs will direct visitors from the Visitor Center at the main entrance to the Wildflower Garden, with plenty of free parking.

FOR MORE INFORMATION please call Shaw Nature Reserve at (636)451-3512 (toll free from St. Louis area)

Native Plant Bake Off

Friday, September 5, 2014
from 4 p.m. till 7 p.m.
at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit MO

Attention all foodies.  We would like to present you with a challenge! Bring us your best creation, to be judged by your peers.  The catch is that all items in the bake off must contain at least one Missouri native species on the ingredient list. Do you have the perfect recipe for bread, scones, pudding, cobbler, jam, jelly, wine, bounce, or buckle?  The winning cook will receive a fabulous prize and their interview and recipe will be published in the October issue of the News from Native Plant School.

All entries must be divided into 100 small samples to give away to attendees of the concurrent Shaw Wildflower Market.  The winner will be decided by the entry that generates the most votes in the form of donations benefiting the Whitmire Wildflower Garden.

Interested in participating?  Contact besa.schweitzer@mobot.org
Include your recipe and contact information.