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Walks, Talks & Workshops

October 2019

Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - October 24 @ 3:00 pm
Portland, ME Portland, ME United States + Google Map
$500 – $600

Back by popular demand, the NOFA Organic Land Care Program, in collaboration with Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and the City of Portland, is bringing the accreditation program back to Southern Maine. This training is ideal for landscapers, lawn care pros, garden caretakers, park and land trust managers, landscape architects, and educators who are interested in learning how to care for properties without toxic materials. Increasingly, landscapers are using this unique course to prepare themselves for the growing market of customers seeking nontoxic and organic landscaping services. Wild Seed Project's Executive Director, Heather McCargo will be presenting on Native Plant Selection for Ornamental and Ecological Function. For learning objectives and full schedule, visit www.organiclandcare.net.

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Collecting and Sowing Native Seed Workshop with Grow Native Massachusetts

October 26 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Camp Cedar Hill, 241 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452 United States
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$52 – $62

Heather will discuss ecologically responsible collection practices and timing; proper seed handling and storage; and describe simple methods for setting up an outdoor propagation area. The program will also recommend books and other resources for native plant propagation, and give you practice sowing seeds in pots, which you will take home at the end of the program. Enrollment for this workshop is limited to 25. Make sure to reserve a spot soon!

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November 2019

ELA Season’s End Summit 2019

November 7 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Community Harvest Project Barn, 37 Wheeler Road
North Grafton, MA 01536 United States
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$119 – $139

Regenerative landscapes consider the ecology of a site, draw upon the wisdom of natural systems, and enhance the surrounding environment for the benefit of humans and all other life in the ecosystem. Wild Seed Project's Heather McCargo will be leading a talk on Plant Partners: Reliable and Rewarding Plants for Challenging Sites.

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Growing Native Plants from Seed Workshop with Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District

November 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Aldermere Farm Barn, 20 Russell Ave
Rockport, ME 04856 United States
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$25 – $30

Join Heather McCargo, founder and director of Wild Seed Project, to learn how to produce a lot of plants inexpensively and to protect the genetic diversity of Maine native plants by growing native plants from seed. Register by November 4th!

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