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Wild Seed Project: Returning native plants to the Maine landscape
Wild Seed Project works to increase the use of native plants in all landscape settings in order to conserve biodiversity, encourage plant adaption in the face of climate change, safeguard wildlife habitat, and create pollination and migration corridors for insects and birds. A nonprofit organization, we sell seeds of locally grown native plants and educate the public on seed sowing so that a wide range of citizens can participate in increasing native plant populations.

Walks, Talks & Workshops

February 26, Jewett Auditorium, Jewett Hall, South Portland, Maine
Understanding and Sowing Native Seeds

March 7 & 8, Lincoln Campus Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass
Ecological Landscape Alliance—Sustaining the Living Landscape

March 24, Bagaduce Music Lending Library, Blue Hill, Maine
Native Seed Sowing Workshop with Native Gardens of Blue Hill

April 6, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay
Native Plant Conference

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February 6, 2018 • By Arthur Melville Pearson • Center for Humans & Nature

The pond I built in my backyard enjoyed a good run. Fifteen years. But in the end, the raccoons won. The pond is no more. So it is with nature in the big city. The grief is almost gone. But it lingers. Let me explain.


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September 2017 • By Naoko Ishii • TEDGlobal Video

We all share one planet—we breathe the same air, drink the same water and depend on the same oceans, forests and biodiversity. Economist Naoko Ishii is on a mission to protect these shared resources, known as the global commons, that are vital for our survival. In an eye-opening talk about the wellness of the planet, Ishii outlines four economic systems we need to change to safeguard the global commons, making the case for a new kind of social contract with the earth.

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