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In Person: 4 Seasons Walk at the Eastern Prom

Eastern Promenade 510 Eastern Promenade, Portland

In this Portland-based Four Season Walks series, co-hosted by Wild Seed Project and Portland Trails, participants will learn how to identify and form relationships with many of the native plants that grow in the places we live, work and play. Join Nell Houde, Wild Seed Project’s education lead, as we explore the Midslope Trail on the Eastern Prom in the bustling city of Portland. This will be the third of four walks, spaced throughout the year in each unique season, where we will all engage in observing and asking questions of our surroundings, and identifying the varied plants, shrubs, trees, ferns, and wildlife along the trail.

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In Person: Building a Biodiverse Yard

Thomas Memorial Library 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth

Nell Houde, Wild Seed Project’s educational lead, will present ways to increase the diversity of native plants in yards, parks, and other places where people gather, live, and play.

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In Person: Member + Friends Open House

Turkey Hill Farm 120 Old Ocean House Drive, Cape Elizabeth

Stop by our new growing spaces and learn how the Native Seed Center is transforming our work with native seeds and their conservation. Guided tours will take place every half hour, led by our wonderful Wild Seed Project staff.

Connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for our natural environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to talk winter sowing and make new friends while enjoying live music and tasty fall treats. See you there!

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In Person: 4 Seasons Walk at Captain Fitzgerald Park

Captain Fitzgerald Park Lindberg Crossing, Brunswick

Come experience the beauty of fall at the blueberry barrens!

In this Brunswick-based Four Season Walks series, participants will learn how to identify many of the native plants growing around the conservation area. Join Emily Baisden, Wild Seed Project’s seed program manager and resident entomologist to explore the flora and fauna of this area. This will be the third of the four walks. If you came to the spring or summer walk, we encourage you to come to this one as well!

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In Person: 4 Seasons Walk at Skyline Farm

Skyline Farm 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth

In this Four Season Walks series, learn how to identify many of the native plants that grow at Skyline Farm. Wild Seed Project Staff will share about the native wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, and trees and their field and forest habitats around the farm. They’ll also share other fun information on the plants’ uses as edibles, herbals and landscape plantings. Learning to recognize the native species in our midst is the first step toward becoming caring stewards of the places we live, work, and play.

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In Person: Seed Sowing Workshop

Prince Memorial Library 266 Main Street, Cumberland

Learn the basics of sowing native seeds. Wild Seed Project will lead participants through a hands-on workshop. Seeds will be provided, along with sowing materials. Each person will sow two pots, one to stay behind for future planting at the new community orchard, and the other to take home.

Learn more here.