Native Plants in the Forests of Crystal Spring Farm with the Wild Seed Project

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  • October 1, 2016
    6:00 am - 7:30 am

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Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust is excited to welcome the Wild Seed Project‘s founder and Executive Director Heather McCargo to share her knowledge of the native flora of Crystal Spring Farm.

Crystal Spring Farm in Brunswick is a beautiful piece of woodland with a variety of interesting native plants. In this fall native plant 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.

Meet at the Tom Settlemire Community Garden parking area (directions below).

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Wild Seed Project  works to increase the use of native plants in all landscape settings in order to conserve biodiversity, encourage plant adaptation in the face of climate change, safeguard wildlife habitat, and create pollination and migration corridors for insects and birds. They believe learning to recognize the native species in our midst is the first step to advocating for their preservation.

The Land Trust is excited to engage with Wild Seed Project to interest citizens in identifying native plants, and seed collection and propagation to assess interest in establishing a native plant propagation area at our Tom Settlemire Community Garden, and develop native gardens around our Labyrinth in the Woods.

Heather-McCargo-300x225Heather McCargo is executive director of Wild Seed Project, a 50(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to returning native plants to the Maine landscape. From 1990-1995 she was the plant propagator at the New England Wildflower Society’s Garden in the Woods. She has written and lectured widely on native plant propagation and horticulture. For further information, see www.wildseedproject.net.

 

Venue:  

Address:
40 Maurice Drive, Brunswick, Maine, 04011, United States

Description:

CSF – North is the location of one of our trail heads, as well as our Tom Settlemire Community Garden and Labyrinth in the Woods