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

Upcoming Events

  1. Maine Climate Planet Talk: Land Use

    April 13 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  2. Live Online Q&A Session for Members

    April 14 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 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 »

Meadow

Spring “Cleanup” in the Meadow

We share our meadow with many living things, and we do our best to keep them happy. Each fall, we leave the dead stems and . . . read more »

Angelica

NATIVE GREENS: Grow these delicious edible vegetables in your own back yard

Spring is a great time to taste some of Maine’s native plants that have edible leaves and shoots. Below are species that can be planted . . . read more »

Pussy Willow branch

Pussy willow (Salix discolor)

A large shrub, or small to medium-sized multi-trunked tree found across Canada, south to Montana and S. Dakota, and in the East, from Newfoundland to . . . 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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