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Past Walks, Talks & Workshops

November 2019

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

November 9, 2019 @ 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 Executive Director of Wild Seed Project, to learn how to produce a lot of Maine's native plants inexpensively and protect their genetic diversity by growing them from seed. Register by November 4th!

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December 2019

Going Native with Scarborough Adult Learning Center

December 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Scarborough High School Scarborough, ME United States + Google Map
$30

During this course you will view a slide show on why native species are critical to biodiversity, learn how native species have surprisingly different care needs from the flowers and vegetable plants you know, and will go home with several pots of sown native seeds. This is a fun way to welcome winter solstice or a great gift for the nature lover. Wild Seed t-shirts, hats, aprons and signs will also be available for purchase!

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Fall and Winter Native Seed Sowing Workshop

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Viles Arboretum Augusta, ME United States + Google Map
$25

This workshop is now SOLD OUT! In this workshop, Tracy Weber, a Wild Seed Project Seed Fellow, will lead a hands-on workshop in native plant propagation. It will focus on ecologically-responsible seed collection and storing procedures, germination techniques, and seedling care. Tracy will explain how to set up a home or business outdoor nursery in pots or growing beds. Be prepared to dig your hands deep into the diversity of native seeds! Participants will go home with two pots sown with native seeds.

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Fall Native Seed Sowing Workshop with Maine Audubon

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$20 – $30

In this workshop, Heather McCargo of Wild Seed Project leads a hands-on experience in native plant propagation, from ecologically-responsible seed collection and storing procedures to germination techniques. We will learn about perennial wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, and trees with an emphasis on outdoor seed sowing in pots or growing beds. Be prepared to dig your hands deep into the diversity of native seeds! Participants will go home with several pots sown with native seeds. Co-sponsored by Maine Audubon.  Members receive member discount. Register here to reserve a spot!

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Native Seed Ball Workshop

December 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Food Co-op, 290 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Native seed balls are a great way to disperse native seeds into areas devoid of nature. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about the many different seeds of native plants and which species can be successfully dispersed with this guerrilla planting technique. The cold months of fall, winter, and early spring are the best times to make and toss these balls outside.

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February 2020

Nature’s Best Hope with Doug Tallamy

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Harvard University Science Center, 1 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Recent headlines about global insect declines, the impending extinction of one million species worldwide, and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue our present-day standard of living on Planet Earth. The good news is that none of this is inevitable. Doug Tallamy will discuss simple steps that each of us can— and must take— to reverse declining biodiversity and to explain why we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope.

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Winter Seed Sowing Workshop

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St
Augusta, ME 04330 United States
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$25

This workshop is now sold out! Tracy Weber, a Wild Seed Project volunteer and former Seed Fellow, will lead a hands-on workshop in native plant propagation. This workshop will focus on ecologically-responsible seed collection and storing procedures, germination techniques, and seedling care. Tracy will explain how to set up a home or business outdoor nursery in pots or growing beds. Participants will go home with two pots sown with native seeds. Be prepared to dig your hands deep into the diversity of native seeds! 

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Native Seed Ball Workshop

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Food Co-op, 290 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Free – $5

Back by popular demand! Wild Seed Project is returning to the Portland Food Co-op with our Native Seed Ball Workshop. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about many different native plant seeds and which species can be successfully dispersed with this guerrilla planting technique. The cold months of fall, winter, and early spring are the best times to make and toss these balls outside. SPACE IS LIMITED. Pre-register now!

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Understanding the Fascinating Life Cycle of Native Plants with Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary

February 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary, 30 Peck Road
Wales, MA 01081 United States
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In this slide talk, Heather McCargo will show you the fascinating reproductive life cycle of different types of New England native plants and explains how we can change our landscape practices to support wild plant reproduction, pollinators, and other wildlife. Heather will explain simple outdoor seed sowing that anyone can do to help increase native plant populations. Growing native plants from seed is a great way to protect the genetic diversity of our native flora and to produce an abundance of plants inexpensively. Be part of a grassroots movement to sow native seeds!

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March 2020

26th annual ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace

March 4 - March 5
UMass Amherst Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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$5 – $460

The Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) hosts the 26th annual ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace on March 4 & 5, 2020 at the UMass Amherst Campus Center. Make time to attend New England's premier ecological event, which brings together landscape professionals, land managers, academics, and garden enthusiasts who care deeply about the health and well-being of the landscape. You’ll network with other ecologically focused professionals and enjoy inspiring presentations filled with information you can immediately put to work in your practice. Wild Seed Project will be tabling, so please stop by and say hello! 

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