A Panel Discussion: Seeding the Future
RIWPS is 35 years old this year. On November 12, 2022 we celebrated our history – and discussed where we go from here, in this era of climate change and exploding interest in native plants.
Thanks to our moderator, Brian Maynard, longtime RIWPS board member and professor of plant sciences at URI; our panelists, Lisa Lofland Gould, a founder and former leader of RIWPS, Uli Lorimer, horticulture director of the Native Plant Trust, Heather McCargo, founder of the Wild Seed Project, in Maine; and our host University of Rhode Island.
A multi-year RIWPS initiative to increase the availability of seeds and plants from locally sourced wild native “ecotypic” plant populations.
Doug McGrady, a RIWPS walk leader, is passionate about exploring plant communities in and close to RI. He also tracks rare and endangered plants for the Plant Conservation Volunteer Corps. Click image.