MONMOUTH — Heather McCargo, the founder and director of the Wild Seed Project, will give a talk at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Cumston Public Library, 796 Main St.

McCargo will discuss gardening with native plants under a variety of different site conditions such as sunny moist, sunny dry, shady and acidic woodland. Those who attend can look at a diverse collection of native plants for the home landscape, and learn techniques for sowing them.

Wild Seed Project is a Maine-based nonprofit that works to increase the use of native plants in all landscape settings in order to conserve biodiversity, encourage plant adaptation in the face of climate change, and to create pollination and migration corridors for insects, birds and other wildlife. Planting natives is a simple way to be a part of the solution to support animals like Monarch butterflies and many kinds of birds, according to a news release from the library.

The free talk will be presented by the library and supported by Friends of Cumston Library.

For more information, call 933-4788.

filed under:

Augusta and Waterville news

Get news and events from your towns in your inbox every Friday.


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.