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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 nonprofit organization, we sell seeds of locally grown native plants and educate the public on seed sowing so that a wide range of citizens can participate in increasing native plant populations.

Walks, Talks & Workshops

December 1, Viles Arboretum, Augusta, ME
Fall Seed Sowing Workshop

December 8, Maine Audubon's Gilsland Farm, Falmouth, ME
Fall Seed Sowing Workshop

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Native Plant Blog

Native Plant Profiles

  • Hamamelis virginiana. Witch-hazel. Hamamelidae

    Hamamelis virginiana. Witch-hazel. Hamamelidae

    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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tree iconWant to make Portland greener? Change the Land Use Code
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