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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Native Plant Profiles

  • Beach Plum (Prunus maritimus)

    Beach Plum (Prunus maritimus)

    Beach plums were once a common sight along barrier beaches and coastal regions from the mid-Atlantic states to the maritime provinces of Canada. An unfortunate consequence of coastal development is the marked decline of this lovely plant that is now …Read the Profile »

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Douglas Tallamy on “Nature’s Best Hope” 

February 26, 2020 • Growing Greener podcast
Dr. Douglas Tallamy, an insect ecologist at the University of Delaware, discusses his new, best-selling book, “Nature’s Best Hope”

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Featured Video

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.