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Wild Seed Project: Returning native plants to the Maine landscape
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In Person: Why Native Plants Matter: Beauty, Biodiversity, and Resilience

August 10 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Annual David H. Smith Memorial Lecture at Polly Hill Arboretum

Heather McCargo, founder of Wild Seed Project, will share the many reasons we should bring native flora back into our developed landscapes. Native plants are excellent additions to our gardens; they are beautiful, they are important for our regions’ ecosystem functioning, and they do not need the high inputs of water and nutrients of commonly cultivated plants. Heather will provide insight into what is happening in the nursery trade with native plants, including loss of genetic diversity and cloning, and how we can all promote our native flora by planting seed-grown native plants.

Registration is required. Sign up here: bit.ly/Heather-McCargo-Lecture


August 10
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Polly Hill Arboretum


Polly Hill Arboretum
809 State Road
West Tisbury, MA
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