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Past Walks, Talks & Workshops

May 2019

Why Going Native Matters

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Piper Shores, 15 Piper Rd
Scarborough, ME 04074 United States
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In this slide presentation, Heather will cover the many reasons we all should care about our region’s native flora and bring these native plants back into our developed landscapes.

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University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Plant Sale

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME 04102 United States
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The Master Gardener Plant Sale offers the assistance of Master Gardener Volunteers who will be on hand to help you select plants that best meet your needs and to answer questions you might have on how to care for them. Selections include native and pollinator plants, vegetable seedlings, herbs, perennials, shrubs, and annuals. Wild Seed Project will have a table at the event where we will be answering your questions about native plants, and selling our magazines and Wild Seed Project apparel.

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West End Native Garden Tour

May 21 @ 5:30 pm
Western Prom (across from Carroll Street) Portland, ME 04102 United States + Google Map

Visit the Portland Pollinator Partnership’s West End Native Pollinator Garden with us to see what’s growing. Guided by Heather McCargo, Executive Director of Wild Seed Project, who has over 30 years of experience in plant propagation, landscape design, and conservation.

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Native Plants Nature Walk with Cape Elizabeth Land Trust

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Robinson Woods, 1088 Shore Rd
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107 United States
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$8

Join Wild Seed Project’s Heather McCargo to learn about plant life in Maine. During this walk, we will learn about some of the wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, and trees native to Maine. Heather will talk about which species are adaptable to gardens and developed landscapes, the threats to their survival, and inspire you with their unusual reproductive strategies and edible and medicinal properties.

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Spring Native Plants Walk with Maine Audubon

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saco Heath Saco, ME 04072 United States + Google Map
$20 – $30

Join Wild Seed Project’s Heather McCargo and come explore the property’s two-mile trail which begins in a mature hardwood forest with many spring wildflowers.

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June 2019

Native Plant Sale

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wells Reserve at Laudholm Wells, ME 04090 United States + Google Map

Come purchase native plants to attract pollinators to your garden! Held rain or shine, Wells Reserve will be offering young plants grown from ethically collected wild plant seed sourced from Wild Seed Project or from native species grown in home gardens.

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Gilsland Farm Wild Edibles Walk with Russ Cohen

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Road
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$20 – $25

Join Russ Cohen, wild edibles expert and author of Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, on a three-hour ramble through Gilsland Farm to learn about at least two dozen species of edible wild plants. Co-sponsored by Maine Audubon.

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Viles Arboretum Edible Wild Foods Walk with Russ Cohen

June 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Viles Arboretum Augusta, ME United States + Google Map
$20

Russ, who has over 45 years of experience identifying, propagating, sustainably harvesting and cooking with wild plants, will show you native edible species that you can plant in your landscape and also many non-native weeds that offer plentiful foraging opportunities.

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Why Native Plants Matter at Biddeford Gardens

June 13 @ 6:30 pm
McArthur Public Library, 270 Main Street
Biddeford, ME 04005 United States
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Join us at Biddeford Gardens for a talk on why native plants matter and how you can incorporate them into your garden. Wild Seed Project will present the many reasons we should all care about our region’s native flora, and why we should reintroduce native plants back into our developed landscapes.

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Maine Audubon Native Plants Sale and Festival

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Maine Audubon Falmouth, ME United States + Google Map

Join us at Maine Audubon’s fourth annual retail plants sale designed to help gardeners and homeowners integrate native species into their yards, gardens, and even containers!

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