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The seeds of wild plants have a different set of needs than those of garden and vegetable species. In this talk, Heather McCargo will show slides of many beautiful native plants and describe the reproductive life cycle of different types of wildflowers and woody species, She will also speak about how to change landscape practices to support wild plant reproduction and survival, and the best times to sow native seeds and describe outdoor propagation techniques that can be done at home.

McCargo is founder and director of the Wild Seed Project, an organization dedicated to increasing use of native plants in landscaping to conserve biodiversity, encourage plant adaptation in face of climate change, and secure wildlife habitat. She was the head plant propagator at the New England Wildflower Society’s Garden in the Woods, and has contributed to research for USAID, the National Gardening Association, and MOFGA.

 

This program is part of the Winter Talk series at Merryspring, sponsored by Allen Insurance & Financial. Tuesday talks are open to the public for $5, with free admittance granted for members of Merryspring.

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