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 11, Portland Green Drinks, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth, Maine
Join us for this social and networking event; taste local brews from five breweries and one natural soda company.

July 13, Medicinal Herbs and Pollinators
A tour of Avena Botanicals with Heather McCargo and Deb Soule

July 18, Maine Lakes Resource Center, Belgrade Lakes, Maine
Heather will lead a workshop on some great native trees, shrubs and wildflowers and how to grow these plants on your property.

July 20, Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden, Maine
Native plant walk at Fields Pond Sanctuary

July 22, Harvey Butler Rhododendron Sanctuary, Alfred, Maine
Come see this beautiful 30-acre Society sanctuary, which is home to at least 39 species of wildflowers, including spicebush, clintonia, and painted trillium, as well as a 5.3-acre stand of great rosebay.

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Native Plant Blog

  • Caring for your Native Seedlings

    Caring for your Native Seedlings

    How to grow them over the summer and plant into their permanent home in the fall You have successfully germinated some native seeds and have small pots or flats filled …Read more »

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June 16, 2017 • By Paul Bogard • The New York Times

Why do we consider a neatly trimmed lawn the pinnacle of what the ground should be?

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March 2, 2017 • By Nancy Lawson • The Humane Gardener

What’s to love about native plants that spread like crazy? Everything! Enlist these hardy troopers to help reclaim habitat from invasive species.

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If you scratch and sniff a black or yellow birch twig, you’ll smell the aroma of oil of wintergreen. You can taste it too.

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