Schoodic Institute – Brown Bag Lunch Series

Bring your lunch and learn about a range of topics to guide present and future generations to a greater understanding and appreciation for nature and the local environment.

Schoodic Institute - Brown Bag Lunch Series

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Two Brown Bag Lunches will be held in June:

Wild Seed project

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Bring your lunch and learn about the Wild Seed Project: Grass root seed propagation of native plants.

Heather McCargo, the founder and director of the Wild Seed Project, is an educator with 30 years of expertise in plant propagation, landscape design and conservation.

The seeds of wild plants have a different set of needs than those of garden and vegetable species. In this talk, Heather will describe the reproductive life cycle of several different types of native plants and explain how we can change our landscape practices to help support wild plant reproduction and survival. Growing native plants from seed is a different way to interact with our native flora and is an inexpensive way to produce a lot of plants. Heather will explain native seed sowing and out door propagation techniques.

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 adaption in the face of climate change, and to create pollination and migration corridors for insects, birds and other wildlife.

Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Maine: What’s Here, & What’s Next?

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Join us for a free Brown Bag workshop and discussion about alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) in Maine, including electricity, propane, compressed natural gas and biodiesel, and learn about new technologies on their way to the state.

Find out how Acadia National Park and other local fleets have added AFVs to their fleets and are saving money on fuel and maintenance as a result. Whether you are a municipality employee, business owner or a private buyer, this workshop will provide you with useful information. Incentives and rebates available for vehicles and fueling infrastructure will also be discussed.

Presented by Maine Clean Communities. See an outdoor display of alternative fuel vehicles and demonstrations. No registration required.

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Schoodic Institute

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Program Dates

June 16 and 24, 2016

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12-1:30 pm

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