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Returning native plants to the Maine landscape
Returning native plants to the Maine landscape
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Returning native plants to the Maine landscape
Returning native plants to the Maine landscape
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Returning native plants to the Maine landscape
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Photographs © Lisa Looke, Heather McCargo
Wild Seed Project Events

Upcoming Events

  1. Live Online Q&A Session for Members

    March 17 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  2. Webinar “Diversify Your Lawn”

    March 23 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Featured Blog Posts

What is Rewilding?

What Is Rewilding?

The term rewilding first appeared in the conservation world in the 1980s with a continental-scale vision to protect large tracts of wilderness and connect these . . . read more »

FERNS: Ancient Plants for 21st Century Landscapes

Ferns are ancient plants whose ancestors first appeared on Earth over 300 million years ago. Members of a division of primitive plants called Pteridophytes, ferns . . . read more »

Black-eyed coneflower

HELLSTRIP PLANTINGS: Creating habitat in the space between the sidewalk and the curb

Urban environments are dominated by pavement, the bane of most living things. One area ripe for community greening is the hellstrip—the narrow space between the . . . read more »

Butterfly illustration

MONARCHS AND MILKWEED: Creating a Landscape in Maine to Support Monarch Butterflies and Other Pollinating Insects

As we wait in hopeful anticipation for an increase in monarch butterfly populations, we can prepare for their arrival by planting native species that provide . . . read more »

Why Native Plants Matter

Beauty, biodiversity, and resilience

Native plants are beautiful, important for our local ecosystems, and do not need the high nutrient and water inputs of commonly cultivated plants. In this presentation, Executive Director Heather McCargo covers the many reasons we all should care about our region’s native flora and the importance of bringing these native plants back into our gardens and developed landscapes. She also discusses current native plant trends and issues in the nursery trade (including cloning and the loss of genetic diversity), and explains how we all can support our native flora by planting seed-grown native plants.

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