Tuesday, June 21, 2011

UPDATE: MCC-Longview's Grow Native campus project is in full bloom

Grow Native at MCC-Longview

You can't miss the field of blooming yellow and red flowers that opened up this past week at MCC-Longview. The first big bloom of the Grow Native project on campus is well under way.

The field, which was originally a grass field, was plowed and reseeded with native Missouri flowers and plants last fall as part of a collaboration with the Missouri Department of Conservation.  The field spent most of the winter barren. This spring say a lot of green vegetation started to sprout, but this is the first full bloom to appear from the project.

Grow Native at MCC-Longview

Here is what Steven Greife, facilities services superintendent, wrote to campus faculty and staff after the flowers made their appearance:

I’m sure some of you have been wondering about the “weeds” in the area between the main entrance to the campus and the Longview Chapel. Me too. Last week I made a tour of the area only to see what I thought were weeds.
 Well a lot can change in just a few days. Yesterday I was told that the “Black-eyed Susan’s were coming out so I went to see. Sure enough we have quite a few and a closer look revealed that the Lance Leaf Coreopsis will be in bloom very soon. And not just a few, I expect that in the next week or two the area will be a sea of yellow.

Be sure to check out more photos from the Grow Native project over on the MCC Longview photo blog.

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