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In Person: South Portland Yard Tour: Gregg Raymond & Jamien Jacobs
August 4 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
This summer, Wild Seed Project is inviting you into the yards of our members to see first-hand what biodiversity looks like at home. Our members will share stories about their personal habitat restoration journeys, and the challenges and joys they have encountered along the way as they have tackled invasive plants, experimented with leaving their leaves in place, cut back on mowing, and restored habitat with rich arrays of native plants. Tours will feature urban oases of bustling backyard meadows, neighbors who are working together to transform a suburban neighborhood, pristine coastal landscapes with formal garden plantings, and much more.
A labor of love, Gregg Raymond and Jamien Jacobs have been developing and enriching their bustling backyard meadow in South Portland for over a decade, all the while nurturing a remarkable homestead that supports a plethora of life. You’ll be inspired to see both native and non-native fruit trees, ornamental plantings near the house, screening shrubs, vegetable beds, a sunflower circle, and many pots of native seedlings for Wild Seed Project’s September plant sale.