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Past Walks, Talks & Workshops

December 2019

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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April 2020

Cancelled – Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ Resilient Landscapes in Built Environments Course Part II

April 1 @ 9:00 am - April 8 @ 4:30 pm
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, 132 Botanical Gardens Dr
Boothbay, ME 04537 United States
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This has been CANCELLED for the time being. This two session 8 part course is designed for professional landscape practitioners or those enrolled in a landscape degree who are interested in furthering their professional development and broadening their current practices, whether they're an experienced Landscape Architect, Landscape Designer, Landscape or Garden Contractor, or a Landcare Consultant. Heather McCargo from Wild Seed Project will be teaching the class Native Herbaceous Plants on Wednesday, April 8th.

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Cancelled – Why Native Plants Matter with the Planeteers of Southern Maine

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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This event has been CANCELLED for the time being. In this presentation, Heather covers the many reasons we all should care about our region’s native flora and the importance of bringing these native plants back into our gardens and developed landscapes. She also discusses current native plant trends and issues in the nursery trade (including cloning and the loss of genetic diversity), and explains how we all can support our native flora by planting seed-grown native plants.

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July 2020

Webinar — “Nibbling on Natives in Your Backyard” with Russ Cohen

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$25

Join us to learn about native plant species that are edible with Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of Wild Plants I Have Known… and Eaten. Russ will teach us how to identify various species, which plant parts are edible, when they’re edible, and how to prepare them, along with guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging. When you purchase your ticket, we will email you a link to attend the webinar. Tickets may be purchased from now until July 7.

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