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. Member Gathering in Wells

    June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Wells, Maine, Wells, ME United States
  2. Blue Hill Heritage Trust the Cougar Returns to the East with Sue Morse

    June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Bay School, 17 Bay School Dr
    Blue Hill, ME 04614 United States
  3. Member Gathering in Lincolnville

    July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Lincolnville, ME, Lincolnville, ME United States

Native Plant Blog

Native Plant Profiles

Recommended Reading

June 15, 2019 • Heather McCargo •  Ecological Landscape Alliance
A native hedge will bring beauty and vitality to your landscape. While a fence may be a great solution in a tight space, shrubs can be planted to create a “living fence” for enclosure, privacy, and beauty. Shrubs add three-dimensional diversity to a landscape and provide important year-round habitat for fauna such as birds, pollinating insects, and other small creatures.

tree iconMore Edible and Landscape-Worthy Native Plants of New England

June 15, 2019 • Georgia Hann and Russ Cohen •  Ecological Landscape Alliance
There are many reasons to plant native plants in our landscapes, including to increase support for pollinators and beneficial insects, to boost resources for birds and other wildlife, and to stabilize habitats despite environmental and climatic changes. When the native plant species a landowner chooses to add to the landscape also feature human edibility, an additional layer of excitement and engagement is sparked. Not only do these indigenous gems offer the sensory indulgence of new flavors and textures to enjoy and discover, but they also offer a deeper level of food security.

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