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

  1. Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care

    October 21 @ 12:00 pm - October 24 @ 3:00 pm
    Portland, ME, Portland, ME United States
  2. Collecting and Sowing Native Seed Workshop with Grow Native Massachusetts

    October 26 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Camp Cedar Hill, 241 Forest Street
    Waltham, MA 02452 United States
  3. ELA Season’s End Summit 2019

    November 7 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Community Harvest Project Barn, 37 Wheeler Road
    North Grafton, MA 01536 United States

Native Plant Blog

Native Plant Profiles

  • Aster, Blue Wood Aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)

    Aster, Blue Wood Aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)

    Tall, blue-violet-flowered aster of woodland edges and meadows; flowers profusely from late summer throughout autumn, in sun and partial shade; attracts late-season pollinators; found from Nova Scotia, west to Minnesota, south to northwest Alabama. By Pamela Johnson The Aster Family …Read the Profile »

Recommended Reading

tree iconGreta Thunberg: ‘We are ignoring natural climate solutions'

September 19, 2019 • Damian Carrington • The Guardian

Film by Swedish activist and Guardian journalist George Monbiot says nature must be used to repair broken climate.

tree iconTennessee Makes Way for the Monarchs

September 16, 2019 • Margaret Renkl • The New York Times

A new wildflower meadow at a Tennessee welcome center is just one of many efforts to address the loss of pollinator habitat.

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