Ready to get dirty? Please join us for a very hands-on workshop with special guest Heather McCargo!
Small balls of clay, compost and seeds are a fun and easy way to disperse the seed of some of Maine’ s native plants. In this evening workshop you will make seed bombs with wildflowers for sunny, shady and wet habitats. Learn which wildflower species are likely to be successful with this kind of guerrilla planting and go home with some seed bombs of these beautiful native plants that support pollinators, birds, and other wildlife.
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 (http://wildseedproject.net/), 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.