Thanks to Monsanto for Roundup

Any gardener knows that weeding is key to creating a great garden, just as any journalist knows editing is critical to a good story. At the Prairie Garden Trust, we’re in the whacking, weeding, editing phase of landscape care.

Thanks to a generous donation of gallons of concentrated Roundup by Monsanto, we’re ready to zap those aggressive exotic plants that are trying to get a foothold at the PGT.

This is actually the second donation of Roundup from Monsanto and every ounce means a lot for our small organization. If you ever tried to create a native prairie where non-native fescue has taken hold, you, too, would call Roundup your friend.  Now that most of the prairie plants are in place, we’ll rely on Roundup to zap the new, evil weeds like reed canary grass. The great thing about Roundup is that it degrades quickly and doesn’t leave a lasting or problematic environmental footprint. It’s a gardener’s helper.

So thanks to Monsanto, we’re ready ready to “whack” away when spring brings green back to the PGT.

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About Lorna Domke

Since 1981, I've lived on the land that surrounds, and will eventually be integrated into, the Prairie Garden Trust with my husband, Henry. Our long-term goal is to build on what Henry's parents began and create a nature garden of sorts for others to enjoy. Over the years I've planted prairie, mowed trails, created a website and done whatever I could to enhance what's here. For a few years I served on the board of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Since I retired from my role as Outreach & Education Division Chief at the Missouri Dept. of Conservation in 2010, I've started to put more time into the PGT. The PGT Nature Garden blog is one result.
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