Past Meetup

Winter Seed Sowing Workshop with Heather McCargo of Wild Seed Project

This Meetup is past

25 people went

Price: $12.00 /per person
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Please join us for this very timely workshop with special guest Heather McCargo!

The seeds of Maine native plants have a different set of needs than those of garden and vegetable species. Many species need a winter cold period for the seeds to germinate and can be sown in pots and left out of doors in the late fall or winter for germination in the spring. In this workshop, Heather will show you how to sow a variety of different seeds and talk about her vision of grass roots native seed propagation. Information on sowing seeds of wildflowers, ferns, grasses, vines, trees and shrubs will be discussed.

Everyone will go home with a pot of sown seeds and the inspiration and knowledge to do this on their own.

6:30 - Potluck Appetizers - bring some snacks or beverages to share and your own potluck kit (plate, napkin, utensils, cup) for a zero waste event.

7:00 - 8:30 Presentation, hands-on and discussion

More About Heather McCargo

McCargo, the founder and director of the Wild Seed Project (, a Maine based nonprofit,, is an educator with 30 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 in the 90’s, worked at several landscape architecture/planning firms specializing in ecological design, has been a contributor to several research projects with USAID, National Gardening Association, and with MOFGA. She has lectured nationally and is widely published in journals and magazines such as Horticulture and American Nurseryman. Locally she 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 MA from the Conway School of Landscape Design and BA in plant ecology from Hampshire College.