The Midwest Native Plant Society is a non-profit organization of amateur and professional naturalists, botanists, teachers, researchers, gardeners, birders, photographers and others who share a deep appreciation for our native flora and fauna. We have no dues or fees. Our mission is to promote awareness of the importance of native plants and the wildlife that depend on them, within biologically diverse ecosystems and in our own home landscapes.
In support of our mission, we host the Midwest Native Plant Conference and donate a percentage of proceeds to conservation projects and organizations that are working to preserve native plant communities and the wildlife those communities support as well as offer scholarships and student internship opportunities. We offer keynote speakers, breakout sessions, field trips and the chance to network with other nature lovers during this fun and educational weekend. If you can’t make the conference, we open our vendors to the public on Saturday from 9 to 5. Our vendors offer the opportunity to purchase a variety of native plants, trees, shrubs and exquisite works by local artisans such as paintings, books, clothes, photos, and jewelry – all with a nature theme.
Our 7th annual Midwest Native Plant Conference will be held at Bergamo Center in Dayton, Ohio on July 24-26, 2015. Our keynotes speakers are: William Cullina, Kenn Kaufmann and Don Leopold. Our conference plant is the Christmas Fern – Polystichum acrostichoides.
For more information about the Midwest Native Plant Conference, July 24-26, 2015 visit Midwest Native Plant Society: http://www.midwestnativeplants.org