This class fills fast! Transform conventional gardens and landscapes back into thriving ecosystems, attracting birds, pollinators and wildlife - by growing and reintroducing native Maine plants. Slide show on why natives are critical to declining biodiversity, learn how natives have surprisingly different needs from flowers and vegetable plants you know…such as why after the holidays/early winter is the preferred time to sow. Discuss ecologically-responsible seed collection, view demonstration and get hands-on sowing seeds. Go home with several pots of sown native seeds. Great way to welcome winter solstice, great gift giving for the nature lover. Wild Seed t-shirts, hats, aprons and signs available for purchase. Partial proceeds benefit the nonprofit Wild Seed Project. Heather is Founder and Executive Director of The Wild Seed Project; an educator with 30 years expertise in plant propagation, ecological design and conservation; head plant propagator at the New England Wildflower Society’s Garden in the Woods; has lectured nationally; and is widely published.
6:00 to 8:00 pm, $30
Instructor: Heather McCargo, MA landscape design, BA plant ecology