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Growing Green: Native Plants for a Sustainable Landscape

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Douglas county sits just on the eastern edge of what once was a vast prairie; 18 million acres that stretched across the state from southeast to northwest.  Early settlers crossing this part of the state encountered a sea of grass and unbroken soil stretching as far as the eye could see. However, fertile prairie land was ideal for growing crops, and much of the prairie fell under the plow.  The remaining remnants of this wide grassland exist in areas the plow couldn’t reach.

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