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The Center for Native Grasslands Management

Title: Incorporating grasslands into the suburban landscape-prairie for profit
Year: 2002
Author(s): Pastorek, M.
Source Title: Proceedings of the Third Eastern Native Grass Symposium
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 170
Original Publication:  
Abstract: Meadowmakers Corporation is a design and contracting firm dedicated to bringing prairie landscaping to the horticulture mainstream in the southeastern United States. Our company provides locally collected propagules for installation projects by collecting from various locations within one hundred miles of the planting site. On occasion, seed will be collected and grown in nurseries to accelerate the establishment process. Plant rescues from development/construction sites have been organized to salvage doomed genetics. We have used twelve acres of property in Pearl River County Mississippi as an experimental site for restoration techniques. There are monoculture plots planted for future seed harvesting and plots established as collections from the various prairies of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama. The original restoration work began in November of 1997 with many species becoming well established since then. Annual controlled burning has been used as a management tool to suppress invasive exotic plants such as Chinese Privet, Common honeysuckle, and Vasey grass.
Publisher: The North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, October 1-3, 2002. Omnipress, Madison, WI
Editor(s): J. Randall