Peace in the Prairie Spotlight on Missouri Prairie Foundation

Of the 15 million acres of prairie that were once in Missouri, fewer than 50,000 scattered acres exist today, with the vast majority of prairie in the state having been converted to other land uses. The Missouri Prairie Foundation is a 56-year-old, nationally accredited land trust that owns and manages 30 prairies totaling more than 4,300 acres—all open to the public to enjoy. These ancient landscapes are extremely diverse in plants and animals and are part of the natural heritage that belongs to all Missourians. The Missouri Prairie Foundation also runs the 22-year-old Grow Native! native plant marketing and education program. Plants that are native to prairies, woodlands, forests, wetlands, glades, and other habitats can be used for home landscaping, in cities to manage stormwater, and have many other benefits. Learn more at and
Bring your questions about native plants, prairie restoration and more to this knowledgable group. Members have been helping Story Stitchers learn about this habitat every year since e started Peace in the Prairie in 2016 and we are very grateful. They will bring nature books or garden signs to sell and may have seed packets to give away.
Listen to Story Stitchers youth discuss prairies and the work of the Missouri Prairie Foundation with Carol Davit, Executive Director on StitchCast Studio:

Pre-order your boxed picnic dinner from Sugarfire on Eventbrite and join the artists at community tables immediately after at 7:00 for the main performance and film screening.

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Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective presents Peace in the Prairie, an original presentation exploring the concepts of peace and violence, juxtaposing urban life as experienced by black and brown people living in the city of St. Louis, Missouri and the state’s endangered prairie lands.

Is the path towards peace through Missouri’s native prairies?

April 22, 2022

10:00 AM-9:30 PM

Main Event 7:00 PM

Earth Day!

World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park

Saint Louis, Missouri

Free and open to the public

All ages

Come experience Peace in the Prairie!

Vendors, performances, presentations, and an original film providing information and experiences for victims of violence and healing through greater access to Missouri’s public lands!

Moms Demand Action

Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Alive and Well

FLORA Conservancy of Forest Park

St. Louis Public Library-Cabanne Branch


Creative Reaction Lab

Women’s Voices Raised For Social Justice


Audubon Center for Riverlands


Michelle Fleming wit Yoga

Bobby Norfolk Master Storyteller

Power4STL Punch Love and TheT


  • MoSTLyTap
  • Big Plate Dance
  • CS Academy
  • Loukidz


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Peace in the Prairie is presented with support from Missouri Arts Council, a State Agency, which receives support from the State of Missouri.

Story Stitchers is supported by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music.

Additional support for Saint Louis Story Stitchers is provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2021, March For Our Lives, Edward Jones Community and Philanthropic Giving, and Kranzberg Arts Foundation.