Native Plants Festival and Sale
Welcome to the Maine Audubon Native Plants Festival and Sale! Featuring 50+ species of native wildflowers, shrubs, and tree seedlings for sale, as well as special guests, information, self-guided tours of our demonstration gardens, and more.
Featured Event: Please join us for an interactive presentation and demonstration from leaders of a multi-cultural, interdisciplinary effort to conserve Brown Ash, Fraxinus nigra, featuring Wabanaki University of Maine scholars Professor in the School of Forest Resources John Daigle (Penobscot) and three PhD students Suzanne Greenlaw (Maliseet), Tyler Everett (Mi’kmaq), and Emily Francis. There will also be a demonstration by renowned basketmaker Gabriel Frey (Passamaquoddy). Attendees will learn more about the cultural and ecological significance of Brown Ash; vulnerabilities from climate change, Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), and poor forestry practices; and the alignment of ash resiliency and climate adaptation through science-based management for climate and EAB. This program will run several times between 1 and 3 pm.
10 am: Anna Fialkoff from Wild Seed Project — Container Gardening
12 pm: Gary Fish, Maine State Horticulturist — Gardening for Bees & Birds
3 pm: Bernd Heinrich, author & naturalist — presentation and book signing
We’ll also have tables with staff and/or resources all day from the following:
Wild Seed Project
Artist Vanessa Nesvig
more to come!