Seeding the Future: Panel Discussion – Lisa Lofland Gould, Uli Lorimer, Heather McCargo

On November 12, 2022 we celebrated our 35th anniversary 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.

Watch the recording.


How Native Plant Cultivars Affect Pollinators


Woonasquatucket River Greenway

On March 13, 2021 Alicia Lehrer, Executive Director of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, spoke at our annual meeting about the organization’s work with emphasis an on invasive plants.

Doug Tallamy – 2 programs

Doug Tallamy, has spent years studying the relationship between plants and the insects they support. He is passionate about how to create biodiverse habitats in as many places as possible, including ones own landscape.

Enhancing Delaware Highways: Lessons from the Roadside

Dr. Susan Barton discusses how the lessons learned in planting and editing roadsides can be applied to a variety of landscapes and illustrate strategies for managing landscapes sustainably and provide guidelines for promoting native plants and combating invasive plants in public and private spaces.