Photographs © Lisa Looke, Heather McCargo
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

July 17, Maquoit Bay, Brunswick, ME
Meadow Field Trip

July 19, Popham Beach Library, Phippsburg, ME
Going Native with Plants in Your Landscape

Saturday, July 21, South Portland, ME

Wild Seed Project Member Gathering
Meet other WSP members during an "open garden" and potluck picnic in South Portland at the home of fellow members Gregg Raymond and Jamien Jacobs. Gregg's writing and their yard has been featured in Wild Seed, Volumes 3 and 4. A meadow, mixed shrub border, and other mini-habitats have transformed this once traditional landscape to a dynamic haven for life. This is an evolving landscape with new experiments to re-establish natives as well as enhance established plantings. Space is limited, and is for Wild Seed Project members only. Please email us at to sign up, and we will send you location details. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Native Plant Blog

Native Plant Profiles

  • Swamp Milkweed

    Swamp Milkweed

    by Ginger Laurits, Wild Seed Project volunteer and York County Master Gardener Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is an excellent native plant choice for your backyard garden. It is a “well-behaved” perennial, unlike it’s cousin, common milkweed, (Asclepias syriaca), which enjoys …Read the Profile »

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