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October 18, 2023

Native Seed Center at Turkey Hill Farm

Native Seed Center at Turkey Hill Farm

Since 2023

In Maine, US

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Thank you for helping Wild Seed Project document the establishment of a new Native Seed Center at Turkey Hill Farm by uploading a photo to chronolog! Watch this time-lapse as we prepare the site to grow native plants for our seed collection program and fall plant sale.  Native plants emerge, flower, fruit, and shed leaves, sustaining pollinators, birds and other wildlife year-round 

Wild Seed Project (WSP) and Cape Elizabeth Land Trust (CELT) have collaborated to develop a first-of-its-kind Native Seed Center at Turkey Hill Farm. WSP shares over 3 million native seeds with the community each year. For the past eight years, those seeds have been hand-collected by volunteers all over the state, and each year, these volunteers find that populations of native plants are shrinking more and more. To address this growing problem, WSP recognized a need for a seed collection and propagation nursery, and CELT's Turkey Hill Farm property was the perfect  location. 

By rebuilding populations of plants native to our region, we welcome back the insects, amphibians, birds, and mammals who have been driven out of our sanitized landscapes.  Native plants support rich habitats teeming with life, while  improving soil health and sequestering carbon. 

About Wild Seed Project


 

The goal of Wild Seed Project is to build awareness of the vital importance of native plants and to provide people with the tools to restore biodiversity in their own communities. 

Through our native seed sale, educational programs, and demonstration projects, we equip community members, public officials and municipalities, and land-holding individuals and organizations – from farmers to land trusts – with the skills and resources they need to collectively repopulate landscapes with native plants that expand wildlife habitat, support biodiversity, and build climate resilience.

Learn more about Wild Seed Project here

 

Wild Seed Project is part of the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative's Climate Change Observatory Network , a photo monitoring program designed to work with environmental organizations and communiites to assist with the observation, measurement and documentation of long-term climate change trends and climate adaptation projects.  

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