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.

Walks, Talks & Workshops

  1. Going Native with Scarborough Adult Learning Center

    December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Scarborough High School, Scarborough, ME United States
  2. Fall and Winter Native Seed Sowing Workshop

    December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Viles Arboretum, Augusta, ME United States

Native Plant Blog

Native Plant Profiles

  • Witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

    Witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

    Tall, beautiful understory shrub/ small tree (ten to twenty feet high with an equal width) of mesic deciduous woods; late-blooming ribbon-like yellow flowers provide nectar for still-active autumn insects; found from Nova Scotia and Quebec south to Florida, west to …Read the Profile »

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October 15, 2019 • Fen Montaigne • YaleEnvironment360

Preserving mature forests can play a vital role in removing CO2 from the atmosphere, says policy scientist William Moomaw. In an e360 interview, he talks about the importance of existing forests and why the push to cut them for fuel to generate electricity is misguided.


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October 26, 2019 • Anne Barnard • The New York Times

A Greenpoint building is part of a push to combat climate change and make the city more welcoming to wildlife.

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