Ellsworth Garden Club will be hosting Heather McCargo for two events designed to provide a better understanding of native plants and inspire their use in landscaping, residential, commercial or public properties.
Heather McCargo, founder and Executive Director of Wild Seed Project, will lead one of her popular plant walks. Woodlands and meadows contain a variety of interesting native plants and have a story to tell about landscape history. In this native plant walk, Heather will highlight the surprising diversity of species native to Maine, including wildflowers, ferns, and a variety of shrubs and trees. She will identify species that are adaptable to gardens and developed landscapes, their edible and medicinal properties, unusual reproductive strategies, and the threats to their survival. Learning to recognize the native species in our midst is the first step in conserving them for future generations.
This is a rain or shine event and participation is limited to 20. Reservations are required. Call 207-667-8878 by August 4th to reserve.