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. Nature’s Best Hope with Doug Tallamy

    February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Harvard University Science Center, 1 Oxford St
    Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
  2. Winter Seed Sowing Workshop

    February 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St
    Augusta, ME 04330 United States
  3. Native Seed Ball Workshop

    February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Portland Food Co-op, 290 Congress Street
    Portland, ME 04101 United States

Native Plant Blog

Native Plant Profiles

  • Shagbark hickory (Carya ovata)

    Shagbark hickory (Carya ovata)

    Tall, long-lived, member of the walnut family; stately, and moderately slow-growing; loose-plated bark and golden autumn color are strong landscape features; tolerant of a range of soil and moisture conditions, once established; found primarily in southern Maine, across southern Quebec …Read the Profile »

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