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In Person: Seed Sowing Workshop

Hidden Valley Nature Center 131 Egypt Rd, Jefferson

Join the Wild Seed Project staff at the Hidden Valley Nature Center for an introduction to Native Seed Sowing!

In this workshop Emily Baisden, Seed Program Manager at Wild Seed Project, will lead a hands-on presentation of all aspects of native seed propagation. The class will begin outside with a walk around HVNC to identify native plants and demonstrate ecologically-responsible seed collecting, before moving to the barn to teach seed storing and seed sowing.

Be prepared to dig your hands deep into the diversity of native seeds! Participants will go home with two pots sown with native seeds and the inspiration to sow more native seeds in the future. Learn more and register here.

Online: Urban Pollinator Corridors

Urban Pollinator Corridors: Creating Native Habitat to Support Pollinators and Other Wild Life
Portland is the largest urban area in Maine and many of the region’s native plants and the fauna that depend on them have been replaced with buildings, paving, and exotic plant species. Creating a vision for restoring native habitat was the goal of the Portland Pollinator Vision Plan, a joint project between Wild Seed Project and the Conway School of Landscape Design. Engaging citizens, grassroots organizations, and public officials to take the bold steps needed when most people can’t even imagine what a habitat corridor would look like requires lots of education and the ability to inspire the multiple actions needed to create connected plantings stretching across the landscape from the healthy wild habitats and farmland of rural areas into the heavily developed city and suburbs. Presented by Heather McCargo. Learn more and register here.