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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

Collecting and Sowing Native Seeds: a five session workshop with Heather McCargo

Summer 2017, Brooksville, Maine
This five part hands-on workshop with Heather McCargo will bring you into the native garden and wild landscapes of Brooksville Maine to learn about native seed propagation, including seed ripening, collection, cleaning, storage and seed sowing. Over the summer and early fall we will sow seeds of the hydrophilic species that must be sown fresh as they ripen, learn about fern propagation, how to set up a native nursery and discuss reading assignments. Be prepared to get your hands deep into a diverse selection of native seeds.

All 5 classes, including materials, are $375.00
Sessions run from 10:00am -1:30pm
Saturday June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21
Please email to register.

June 3, Rines Wetlands & Wildlife Preserve, Unity, Maine
Join Heather McCargo for a Walk on the Wild Side: Exploring Wild Plants at the Rines Wetlands & Wildlife Preserve

June 4, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, Maine
Native Plant Walk with Heather McCargo

June 9, Philo Ridge Farm, Charlotte, Vermont
Understanding and Sowing Native Seeds

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tree iconUnderstanding What Makes Plants Happy

April 30, 2017 • Margaret Roach • The New York Times

Thomas Rainer’s work is a revelation: It turns out that plants are social, and have a body language that explains what they need.

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