Native Plant Walk
Native Plant Walk
Saturday, Oct 08, 2022
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Pleasant Hill Preserve
Add to My Calendar 10/08/2022 9:30 AM 10/08/2022 11:30 AM America/New_York Native Plant Walk Pleasant Hill Preserve , Scarborough

About This Event

Join Scarborough Land Trust and Wild Seed Project for an autumn plant walk at Pleasant Hill Preserve!

Woodlands and meadows contain a variety of interesting native plants and have a story to tell about landscape history. In this native plant walk, Heather of The Wild Seed Project will highlight the surprising diversity of species native to Maine, including delicate spring wildflowers, ferns, and a variety of native shrubs and trees. We will learn which species are adaptable to gardens and developed landscapes, their edible and medicinal properties, unusual reproductive strategies, and the threats to their survival. Learning to recognize the native species in our midst is the first step toward advocating for their conservation.

Heather McCargo, founder of The Wild Seed Project, is an educator with 35 years of expertise in plant propagation, landscape design, and conservation. She was the head plant propagator at the New England Wildflower Society’s Garden in the Woods during the 1990s, worked at several landscape architecture/planning firms specializing in ecological design, and has been a contributor to several research projects with USAID, the National Gardening Association, and MOFGA. She has lectured nationally and is widely published in journals and magazines such as Horticulture and American Nurseryman. More locally, Heather designed the master plan for the medicinal gardens at Avena Botanicals in Rockland and was the creator and lead teacher for the Bay School’s Agricultural Arts program. Heather has a B.A. in plant ecology from Hampshire College, and an M.A. from the Conway School of Landscape Design.

Please register online.

Event Organizer

Scarborough Land Trust
Abby Wilson
Scarborough Land Trust

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