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In Person: Birds and Bagels Earth Month Celebration and Work Party

Turkey Hill Farm 120 Old Ocean House Drive, Cape Elizabeth

***DATE CHANGE*** Monday April 15th 2024

Join us at our Native Seed Center at Turkey Hill Farm for an Earth Month Celebration with the Wild Seed Project! Bring your binoculars and your work gloves for a fun-filled morning. The day will proceed as follows:

9:00 AM: Collect at Turkey Hill Farm for bagels from Scratch Baking and coffee.

9:15 AM: Go for a birding walk around Turkey Hill (maybe we’ll see blue birds!) led by our staff entomologist/bird expert Emily Baisden.

10:00 AM: Get a tour of the seed center, and begin spring site preparation. This will likely include removing sod and prepping planting beds. Stay for as long as you wish, we are grateful for any and all help!

Please register so we know how many bagels and shovels to bring.

 

Online: Rethinking Gardening

Gardens are their own small ecosystems, and the degree to which they bolster the resilience of their larger local ecosystem depends on how we plant and manage them. Our plant choices can determine which species can seek refuge in our gardens, how much species diversity we see in residential areas and help minimize impacts of climate change such as flooding and drought. Learn how to create a beautiful and ecologically resilient haven in your own back yard that benefits you, local wildlife and your community!

This event is part of York Public Library’s 2024 climate programming series, “Living in a Climate Changed World.” Register at the York Public Library website.

Online: May Member Q&A

Each month, WSP’s resident plant experts join members on Zoom to answer questions and talk all things native plants. Current members will receive a link to the session via email.

Not a member? Join today!

In Person: Spring Birding at Turkey Hill

Turkey Hill Farm 120 Old Ocean House Drive, Cape Elizabeth

Join us at Turkey Hill Farm for early morning birding with our staff ornithologist, Emily Baisden. We will meet in the parking lot at 8:00 AM (bring your coffee!) and walk around the field, shrub habitat, and forest at Turkey Hill, looking out for bluebirds, warblers, and any other feathered friends we may encounter. Bring binoculars if you have them! This is a great chance to meet other birders and nature-lovers, ask questions to an ecologist and bird expert, and maybe add some new species to your life list.

Register to secure your spot.

Rain date is Monday, May 20, same time.

In Person: Four Seasons Walk: Spring at Woodward Preserve

Woodward Point Preserve 219 Woodward Point Road, Brunswick

We are so excited to be partnering with The Maine Coast Heritage Trust for our 2024 Four Season Walk series! In this Brunswick-based Four Season Walk, participants will learn how to identify many of the native plants growing around the preserve. Join Emily Baisden, Wild Seed Project’s seed program director and resident entomologist to explore the flora and fauna of this area. This will be the first 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.

The goal of these walks is to foster relationships with place through relationships with plants, and encourage further stewardship of our community spaces. Come walk and learn about Woodward Point Preserve in all its season with Wild Seed Project! We will meet at the preserve’s entrance, in the parking lot on Woodward Point Rd.

Offered in partnership with Maine Coast Heritage Trust.  Register for the event if you’d like to join us!

Online: Culture & Climate Justice with Diandra Esperza

What is a culture keeper? And how does maintaining and honoring cultural traditions support climate resilience? In this talk from Diandra Esparza, Executive Director at Intersectional Environmentalist, she shares about the ways her heritage and art influence her climate justice activism – and how we can each harness our own cultural backgrounds to take action for people and the planet.

Diandra Marizet Esparza (she/her) is an organizational development strategist, published writer, poet and co-founder of Intersectional Environmentalist, where she currently serves as the Executive Director. Diandra’s work seeks to help environmentalists everywhere recognize culture as an expression of relationship to land. Her work advocates for the accessibility of diverse stories for rising generations. Diandra is a contributing writer in the academically adopted book The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet.

You can learn more about Diandra and her story here.

This event is hosted on Zoom; be sure to register to reserve your spot.

In Person: 2024 Plant Sale

Turkey Hill Farm 120 Old Ocean House Drive, Cape Elizabeth

Save the date!

Our annual plant sale is September 7th and 8th this year, at our Native Seed Center.

More details to come.  We hope to see you there!

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