“Passion To Do Right By Nature” is one of the core values of Prairie Restorations, Inc. founded by Ron Bowen in 1977. This Minnesota Grown member was one of the first companies in the nation devoted exclusively to restoring native plant communities. Today, they have over 85 employees in six MN locations working to sell native plants, seeds, and services to help you restore your land.
During his many adventures as a kid, Ron learned about the intricate relationship between native plants, our food, soil, and water. The roots of native plants grow deep underground, which prevents soil erosion and improves water quality. Native plants can reduce lawn care costs by up to 63% with a beautiful landscape that attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators, playing a vital role in our food production. Now during the warmer months, you will find Ron out checking on their production farm or greenhouses, a client’s native landscaping project, or assisting customers in one of their garden centers.
While the company has grown since its founding 45 years ago, the mission remains the same: To produce and provide the most ecologically appropriate seeds, plants, products, and services to restore and manage native plant communities. Prairie Restorations, Inc. grows their own seed, ensuring they have full control of the genetic origin to provide successful native landscape restoration. Much like an artist works with paint, they work with plants.
Prairie Restorations’ garden centers are open to the public in Princeton, Cloquet, and Scandia with native wildflowers, grasses, trees, shrubs, and gifts. Each location has regionally appropriate products, so you know that what you buy is appropriate for your yard or project. Online orders and shipping are also available.
Whether prairie, wetland, woodland, or shoreline, their team of experts can help you with your restoration project. Visit one of their garden centers or their website to learn more- www.prairieresto.com.
Find Prairie Restorations and other producers of native plants in the Minnesota Grown directory.