Thank you for your interest in getting involved with native plants. One of our favorite ways to get involved is to plant a garden. See our resources for how to do so here. Check out the items below for more ways to get involved with Deep Roots!

Become a Nature Advisor Volunteer

Folks understand the beauty and benefits of native plants, but many don’t know where to begin. We are seeking dedicated volunteers to help people get started.

It doesn’t take an expert to asses a garden, but it is necessary to have someone who cares. We will train you to complete basic site evaluations. You can help folks take the next step in their native gardening adventures!

We envision an ever-growing mosaic of native plant and animal landscapes across the Midwest, including even the smallest urban yard. We need your help to make this happen!

Request to Serve as Volunteer Nature Advisor

Work and Learn

Demonstration Garden Workdays and Wednesday Workdays at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center

It’s one thing to read about native plants and another to get your hands dirty and learn from the earth.

All gardens take effort, the amount depends on your goals and the plants selected. This is why volunteering in the native gardens at the Discovery Center is a great educational opportunity. Learn these insights with the experts directly.

At our Garden Workday sessions you’ll learn about seasonal plants of interest and different techniques to maintain them. Not only will you take pride in creating beautiful public spaces, but you’ll be empowered to use these skills in your landscape!

Sign Up for a Session at the Discovery Center


Please consider making a donation to Deep Roots. Deep Roots is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization.

Your gift will help Deep Roots train more people to plan, install and maintain native landscaping projects. Deep Roots convenes large land owners and managers to restore native acreage. We also work to increase market share for native plants and increase availability for consumers. With all this, Deep Roots creates more large and small landscapes of native plants making a healthier and more beautiful world for all living things.

You may donate below using our secure form. Or, if you prefer, you can mail a donation to:

Deep Roots
PO Box 32131
Kansas City, Missouri 64171



Submit your information to be included in our volunteer database and be notified of upcoming volunteer opportunities.



Deep Roots’ newsletter, The Pollinator, comes out twice per month via email. The Pollinator includes information about upcoming events, community native plant news, informational articles, and more.


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Contact Us

To contact Deep Roots, please email us at or call us at (816) 301-7545.