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Cathance River Education Alliance Rewilding Landscapes: 10 Easy Ways
October 26, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join our speakers from the Maine-based Wild Seed Project (WSP) to learn about rewilding and how easy it can be to begin naturalizing spaces in your community in this one-hour plus online presentation. Whether you are an apartment dweller, homeowner, or have visions of rich ecological landscapes in your community’s public spaces, there is a rewilding activity for you!
Rewilding is the practice of restoring native plants in urban, suburban, and rural landscapes to reverse habitat loss, recapture the benefits of natural systems, and bring nature back into our daily lives. Rewilding begins with native plants which form the foundation of the local food web. Native plants support insects, which in turn support birds, whose populations serve as an indicator of ecological health and resiliency.
WSP’s Executive Director Andrea Berry is a passionate backyard gardener, amateur beekeeper, and keeper of chickens who loves nature and all growing things. WSP Board Member Julia Frederick maintains a freelance practice designing native plant gardens and also works as a Senior Landscape Architect at Mitchell & Associates in Portland. Her landscapes celebrate local ecology and enrich the relationship between humans and the natural world.
Rendering by Julia Frederick, Landscape Architect.