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. Why Going Native Matters at North Haven Island

    July 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Waterman’s Community Center, 12 Main Street
    North Haven, ME 04853 United States
  2. Understanding the Fascinating Life Cycle of Native Plants in Vinalhaven

    July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Pleasant River Grange No. 492, Round the Island Road
    Vinalhaven, ME 4863 United States
  3. Understanding the Fascinating Life Cycle of Native Plants with 7 Lakes Alliance in Belgrade

    July 29 @ 6:30 pm
    7 Lakes Alliance, 137 Main Street
    Belgrade, ME 04918 United States

Native Plant Blog

Native Plant Profiles

  • Bush-honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)

    Bush-honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)

    Small to medium-sized shrub with shimmering shiny green and copper foliage, and delicate, small yellow flowers that are produced all summer and are an important sources of nectar for bumblebees. A plant of edge habitats and anthropogenic sites (roadsides, clear-cuts, …Read the Profile »

Recommended Reading

tree iconAgroforestry with Plants of the Eastern Deciduous Forest: Permaculture with a Native Twist

Summer 2019 • Heather McCargo •  The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener
Diversifying a farm with trees and shrubs not only produces a valuable harvest and shady foraging area, but also provides the ideal growing environment for high-value woodland medicinal herbs.

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