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

October 3, Otto’s restaurant, 225 Congress Street, Portland, Maine
Otto’s will give to WSP a portion of the proceeds from every dinner in, takeout, merchandise, and gift card sale made between 5:00-9:00 pm on October 3rd.

October 19, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth, Maine
In this slide talk, From Seeds to Blooms—Using Native Plants, Heather will describe the reproductive life cycle of different types of native plants and explain how we can change our landscape practices to help support wild plant reproduction and pollinators, birds and other wildlife.

October 28, Sheepscot General, Whitefield, Maine
In this seed sowing workshop, you will get hands-on experience in native plant propagation, from germination techniques to seed collection and storing procedures.

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