Sustainability Series: Understanding the Fascinating Life Cycle of Native Plants

Monday | June 07, 2021
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Location: Zoom
Audience: Adults

Join us on Monday, June 7th at 5:30pm for a for a presentation by Wild Seed Project founder and Executive Director Heather McCargo on the fascinating lives of native plants and how you can propagate and help preserve them.

Understanding the Fascinating Life Cycle of Native Plants

In this live virtual program Heather McCargo (Executive Director of the Wild Seed Project) will explore the fascinating reproductive life cycle of New England native plants and how we can change our landscape practices to support wild plant reproduction, pollinators, and other wildlife. The program will include instruction on simple outdoor seed sowing that anyone can do to help increase native plant populations and protect the genetic diversity of our native flora and to how to be part of a grassroots movement to sow native seeds. 

About the Speaker

Heather McCargo, founder and executive director of 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 Native Plant Trust’s Garden in the Woods during the 1990s, worked at 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, American Nurseryman, MOFGA, and Wild Ones. Heather designed the master plan for the medicinal gardens at Avena Botanicals in Rockland. Heather has a B.A. in plant ecology from Hampshire College, and an M.A. from the Conway School of Landscape Design.

Full Zoom Info:

You will find yourself in a waiting room when you first enter the Zoom gathering, or you may receive a message that the meeting has not yet started. The host will admit you to the program at 5:30.   

All microphones will be automatically muted by the host. If you would like to participate in the Q&A, you can send your question to the host via Zoom’s chat feature.  

By entering into the Zoom program, you are agreeing to have your image captured and shared by Portland Public Library.   

Topic: Sustainability Series  

Time: June 7, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

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About the Series » Portland’s Sustainability Series: Leading conversations on Maine’s changing climate

Portland’s Sustainability Series is co-hosted by the Portland Public Library and the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative. Sustainability is the endurance of systems and processes through time. The Portland Sustainability Series presents a diversity of speakers to share different aspects of the work moving Maine to greater endurance and sustainability. Please join us as we engage in these important issues and conversations!


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