Roeslein’s Environmental Stewardship Committee hosted its first Native Plant Sale organized by the Missouri Prairie Foundation. The sale was held in the parking lot at 9200 Watson Road in St. Louis, Missouri on September 30th from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Shoppers were able to browse and shop from vendors at the sale and place pre-orders. The vendors in attendance were Papillion Perennials, Gaylena’s Garden, Forrest Keeling, and MO Wildflower Nursery. Plants available for purchase included native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, trees, vines, sedges, and native seeds from Grow Native! professional members. Vendors donated 5% of proceeds to the Missouri Prairie Foundation to support their prairie conservation work. Roeslein & Associates matched the total amount donated.
Sarah Keifer, SharePoint Designer at Roeslein, helped plan the event. She stated, “We are very excited to be able to facilitate this event and provide a matching contribution after the event. Sustainability is a global responsibility and one that Roeslein takes seriously. Roeslein plans to share a seed mix and educational materials with its domestic employees for a longer-lasting impact following this event. This is just a small step we can take to leaving the earth in a better place.”
Native plants are essential to support landscapes and wildlife. The Missouri Prairie Foundation is a private, nonprofit conservation organization whose mission is to protect and restore prairie and other native grasslands through acquisition, management, education, and research. To learn more about the organization, volunteer opportunities, and how to help, visit moprairie.org.
The Roeslein Way is a program that enables employees to benefit others and to challenge each other on how they are contributing to make their communities a better place to work and live. Roeslein encourages all employees to volunteer their time to local community service efforts. Employees have opportunities to volunteer as a group to positively impact surrounding communities while building valuable coworker relationships.
Roeslein & Associates was founded in 1990, specializing in engineering, manufacturing, and construction services. The company has product offerings in both the container manufacturing industry and the process and energy sectors. Its 1000+ employees are spread throughout offices in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. To find out more, please visit www.roeslein.com.