011: For the Prairie

It’s our very first outside guest, Courtney Masterson!! Listen in for the scoop on native plants’ role in our environment, happenings around town, and lots of local resources.

Oranges & Peaches is recorded in the SOUND+VISION Studio at Lawrence Public Library. Thanks to Joel Bonner for composing our jingle and editing the show.

O&P Show Notes


Courtney Masterson is an ecologist, and owns and operates Native Lands, LLC

“What is the most important thing to know about native plants?” 

  • They do so much work in the ecosystem!
  • The key to understanding native plants is to emulate what nature does. Learn about cold stratification here and how to germinate at Prairie Moon Nursery.

Educational resources:

What’s going on out at the dog park?

  • Sericea lespedeza started taking over! Kansas Biological Survey + Heritage Conservation Council + Parks and Recreation + Native Lands, LLC + Jayhawk Audubon are working to make the site resemble prairie.
    • May 14th and May 28th: public wildflower planting dates!

Info about restoration community work days:

Local Native Plant Nurseries:

Also: go to Nature Book Club!

Courtney is reading...

  •  Enduring Seeds by Gary Paul Nabhan
    • Sorry, LPL doesn’t have this book yet but we’ve put in a request!

Ruby is reading...


Hazlett is reading...

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