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Wild Seed Project: Returning native plants to the Maine landscape
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Staying Healthy with Native Plants: Elderberry Shrub

by Michelle Smith • January 10, 2019

By now, many of us have heard about the wonderful health benefits of elderberries – they are high in antioxidants, vitamins C and B6, and support overall immune health. It has also been shown to reduce the length and severity . . . Read More »

Angelica

NATIVE GREENS: Grow these delicious edible vegetables in your own back yard

by Heather McCargo • April 4, 2017

Spring is a great time to taste some of Maine’s native plants that have edible leaves and shoots. Below are species that can be planted in your home landscape, transforming your experience with native plants beyond their ornamental and wildlife . . . Read More »

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The Butternuts of Belfast

by Philip Crystal • September 6, 2016

Belfast, Maine is loaded with butternut—the tree, not the squash. Since moving back to Maine last fall, I have seen more mature butternuts here than during my years at Purdue conducting graduate studies on the species. A young butternut, barely . . . Read More »