Winter Gardening Workshop – Using Native Perennials, Shrubs, and Trees in the Garden Landscape

  • March 5, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Presented by Heather McCargo, Executive Director Wild Seed Project, and Kathleen McNerney, Home Horticultural Coordinator

Consider how and why to use native plants in the home garden and landscape. Topics will include using natives to conserve biodiversity and benefit wildlife, native seed propagation, and recommended plants  and designs.

$5 suggested donation at the door


Kathleen McNerney

Kathleen McNerney will present Return of the Natives – Gardening to Conserve Maine’s Wildlife

A Power Point presentation highlighting various native trees,shrubs, perennials and wildflowers that benefit Maine’s wildlife populations.  Learn the various species of plants and how they feed or otherwise support, bees, butterflies, birds and other mammals.

Heather McCargo will present Going Native: Using Native Perennials, Shrubs, & Trees in the Landscape

A presentation about using native plants in gardens and landscapes. We will look at a variety of recommended plants for different growing conditions from rural to urban. She will also discuss issues in the nursery trade with native plants and loss of genetic diversity, and then will explain easy methods for sowing native seeds.

Heather McCargo

Heather McCargo

Wild Seed Project is a Maine based nonprofit that works to increase the use of native plants in all landscape settings in order to conserve biodiversity, encourage plant adaption in the face of climate change, and to create pollination and migration corridors for insects, birds and other wildlife.

Then the two will team up to answer your native plant questions.

This event is one of the Land Trust’s Winter Gardening Workshops, a part of our Tom Settlemire Community Garden. The Workshops are a wonderful opportunity each winter to learn from master gardeners through practical lectures and hands-on training. Gardeners of all levels can improve their skills.

The workshops focus on organic gardening methods and provide information about topics such as choosing plant varieties, starting seedlings, permaculture, the  use of native plants, soil enrichment and mulching, gardening in small spaces, and controlling common pests and disease.

Workshops are held on Sundays from January – March each year, from 2:00-3:30pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick.


27 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, Maine, 04011, United States