Photographs © Lisa Looke, Heather McCargo
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.

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Planting Native Shade Trees 

June 15, 2020 • Ecological Landscape Alliance
Shade trees are more important than ever as we face rapid development and suburban sprawl, deforestation and desertification. These gentle giants help combat rising temperatures, habitat loss and declining air and water quality.

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“Greed Does Not Have to Define Our Relationship to Land” 

June 4, 2020 • Literary Hub
Robin Wall Kimmerer proposes choosing to become native — belong — to a place. “Land is not capital to which we have property rights; rather it is the place for which we have moral responsibility in reciprocity for its gift of life.”

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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.