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Past Walks, Talks & Workshops

August 2019

Show Me the Native Plants Presentation in Ellsworth

August 8 @ 7:00 pm
Moore Community Center, 133 State Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Heather McCargo, founder and Executive Director of Wild Seed Project, will do a slide talk, Show Me the Natives. She will talk about a diverse collection of recommended native plants for landscaping in a variety of different site conditions -- sunny moist, sunny dry, shady, and acidic woodland. She will also discuss current native plant trends and issues in the nursery trade.

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Native Plant Walk at Birdsacre

August 10 @ 9:30 am
Birdsacre, Rt 3
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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In this native plant walk, Heather will highlight the surprising diversity of species native to Maine, including wildflowers, ferns, and a variety of shrubs and trees. She will identify species that are adaptable to gardens and developed landscapes, their edible and medicinal properties, unusual reproductive strategies, and the threats to their survival.

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Bringing Nature Home Presentation by Doug Tallamy

August 20 @ 7:00 pm
Ocean View Grange, 435 Port Clyde Road (Rte. 131)
Tenants Harbor, ME 04860 United States
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Please come for dessert and the Phyllis Mills Wyeth Memorial Talk featuring the dynamic bestselling author Doug Tallamy. Come hear Doug speak on how we all can bring nature into our yards and support our region's biodiversity with this deeply informative, fun, and clear call to action. To RSVP, contact Cindy Lang at cindy78lang@gmail.com.

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Member Gathering in Round Pond

August 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Round Pond, ME Round Pond, ME United States + Google Map

Mingle with other Wild Seed Project members at an evening potluck hosted by Margot and Ned Thompson at their shoreside property in Round Pond, ME. Along a rocky shore looking out to Maine Audubon’s Hog Island with a backdrop of deciduous woodlands, this is a spectacular site to gather around our community meal with others passionate about the work of WSP.

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Robert P. Tristram Coffin Wildflower Sanctuary Native Plant Walk with Heather McCargo

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Robert P. Tristram Coffin Wildflower Sanctuary Woolwich, ME 04579 United States + Google Map
$23 – $28

This beautiful woodland sanctuary reaching down to Merrymeeting Bay is home to many interesting native forest plants as well as some rare salt marsh species long the the shore. Come learn about these interesting native plants and enjoy the beauty of our native landscape.

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Native Plantings at the Fort Williams Park Children’s Garden

August 27 @ 4:00 pm
Fort Williams Park, 1000 Shore Rd
Cape Elizabeth, ME
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The children’s garden at Fort Williams Park is a dynamic play area planted with a wide variety of native plants. Tour the garden with Heather McCargo, WSP Founder, and get inspired to plant more natives in your yard, park, or play ground. Make sure to register to reserve a spot!

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September 2019

Fort Williams Park Cliff Trail – Restoring the Ecology of a Park

September 12 @ 4:30 pm
Fort Williams Park, 1000 Shore Rd
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107 United States
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Join James McCain for a walk to view the progress made to remove invasive species and restore native plant communities to this popular trail along the cliffs at Fort Williams Park. James is the former Executive Director and Ecology Project Manager of Friends of Fort Williams Park and wrote about this restoration project in this years volume of Wild Seed. Andrea Southworth, the new project manager will be joining the walk for a beautiful and interactive look at the amazing transformation of a landscape overrun with invasive species and now returning native. Meet in front of the interpretive panel near the north end of the Cliff Walk. Register here to reserve a spot!  

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MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair

September 20 @ 9:00 am - September 22 @ 6:00 pm
Common Ground Fair, 294 Crosby Brook Rd,
Unity, ME 04988 United States
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Free – $15

Come visit the Wild Seed Project table at the Common Ground Fair between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm each day! Wild Seed Project will be there all day each day to chat about native plants, so come by and meet other native plant lovers! We’ll have our seeds, magazines, WSP t-shirts, hats, yard signs, and aprons for sale, too.

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Propagation: Collecting and Growing Seeds at CMBG’s Bosarge Education Center

September 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, 132 Botanical Gardens Dr
Boothbay, ME 04537 United States
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$42 – $52

In this workshop, Heather McCargo will lead a hands-on class focused on native seed propagation, from ecologically responsible seed collection and storing procedures to germination techniques. Students will go seed collecting in the native plant gardens at CMBG and learn about setting up an outdoor propagation area at home. Participants will learn the best techniques for sowing natives, and each participant will take home several pots sown with seeds. 

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October 2019

Green & Healthy Maine Home + Energy Show

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
East End Community School, 195 North St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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The 1st annual Green & Healthy Maine Home + Energy Show​ is a one-day event taking place this fall in Portland that will connect the leaders in Maine's sustainable home and energy industries with homeowners who are looking for products and services. From solar power to heat pumps, air quality to air sealing, and electric vehicles to edible landscapes, you’ll find endless inspiration for creating your high-performing, green & healthy Maine home. Wild Seed Project will be an exhibitor at the 1st annual Green & Healthy Maine home +Energy Show, presented by Green & Healthy Maine Homes Magazine. Stop by to say hi and learn more about how you can green your yard and home with native plants!

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