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. West End Native Garden Tour

    May 21 @ 5:30 pm
    Western Prom (across from Carroll Street), Portland, ME 04102 United States
  2. Native Plants Nature Walk with Cape Elizabeth Land Trust

    May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Robinson Woods, 1088 Shore Rd
    Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107 United States
  3. Spring Native Plants Walk with Maine Audubon

    May 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Saco Heath, Saco, ME 04072 United States

Native Plant Blog

Native Plant Profiles

  • Red Columbine

    Red Columbine

    By Ginger Laurits Red columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) is a beautiful and unique native plant. Delicate red and yellow flowers resemble tiny ballerinas as they dance on slender red stems over finely divided blue-green leaves in late spring to early summer. …Read the Profile »

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tree iconWhy Green Pledges Will Not Create the Natural Forests We Need
April 16, 2019 • Fred Pearce • Yale Environment 360

Nations around the globe have pledged to increase their forest cover by planting millions of trees. But new research shows much of this growth would be in monoculture plantations that would be quickly cut down and do little to tackle climate change or preserve biodiversity.

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