Murfreesboro Indigenous Plant Project (MIPP)


An Initiative of Outdoor Murfreesboro's Natural Resource Division

To promote the conservation, preservation, and landscape use of native plants of Rutherford County and the Inner Basin of Middle Tennessee


  • Provide locally-sourced native plant material for natural area/wildlife habitat restoration in Murfreesboro
    • To responsibly collect desirable plants and seeds from local native plant populations.
    • To propagate, grow, and maintain a supply of native plant species.
  • Provide desirable native plants and seeds for:
    • Murfreesboro Parks & Rec natural area restoration projects and select landscaping projects. 
    • Murfreesboro Water Resources riparian restoration projects.
    • other Murfreesboro City Departments for select plantings on city-owned land.
  • Provide information to citizens on the value of: 
    • native plant communities for supporting wildlife.
    • native riparian plant communities for ensuring good water quality. 
    • using native plants for landscaping.
MIPP Collection Poster