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 adaptation in the face of climate change, safeguard wildlife habitat, and create pollination and migration corridors for insects and birds. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we sell seeds of locally grown native plants, publish an annual magazine, and educate the public so that a wide range of citizens can participate in increasing native plant populations.

Walks, Talks & Workshops

April 19, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, Wells, ME
Earth Day Celebration 2019

April 27, Trenton Elementary School, Trenton, ME
Maine School Garden Day 2019

April 27, Maine Audubon, Falmouth, ME
Maine Spring LIVE

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Native Plant Blog

Native Plant Profiles

  • Lindera benzoin. Northern spicebush. Lauraceae

    Lindera benzoin. Northern spicebush. Lauraceae

    Beautiful, well-shaped understory shrub, usually 6-12’ tall, and multi-stemmed; found in moderately moist, fertile soil in deciduous forests; provides early-season nectar for Lepidoptera (like the overwintering mourning cloak butterfly); found only in southernmost Maine, though fairly common from Ontario to …Read the Profile »

Recommended Reading

tree iconThe Real Aliens in Our Backyard
March 11, 2019 • Margaret Renkl • The New York Times

The future of this country’s wild spaces may depend on changing the way suburban Americans think about plants.

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