Wild Seed Project Membership
Your gift to Wild Seed Project immediately turns into action to support raising awareness about the importance of native plants and teaching a wide range of citizens to sow native seeds.
Annual membership dues sustain Wild Seed Project and help us grow as an organization.
Wild Seed Project members receive:
- 20% discount on all seed orders (after purchasing your membership, log in to see your discounted pricing)
- A copy of Wild Seed, our annual magazine
Please note that there are shipping fees associated with our memberships to cover the price of shipping the magazine that is included with your membership. We recently made this change because for a small non-profit such as ours, covering shipping fees for magazines makes a difference as we raise funds to produce our magazine each year.
We offer annual membership at the following levels:
- Basic Membership $40
- Giving membership $100
- Sustaining membership $250
- Forest membership $500
- Ecosystem membership $1,000
All gifts matter to us and smaller donations can be made from the shopping cart when ordering seeds or magazines. We so greatly appreciate a donation of any size, and we thank you for your support.
Wild Seed Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization ($12 of your membership is non-deductable benefits, the remaining donations to membership above this level are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law).
Illustration by Landere Naisbitt.
Each seed package carries a specific germination code along with the plant description. These codes indicate specific sowing instructions.
- A Seeds can be sown outdoors in fall or early spring.
- B Seeds need a winter or cold period to germinate. Sow outdoors in fall or winter.
- C Seeds need light to germinate; sow on soil surface and leave uncovered.
- D Seeds need alternating cycles of warm-to-cold-to-warm to germinate. They can be sown either outdoors in spring or summer and will germinate the following year or in a flat in a warm place for 3 months, then moved to a refrigerator for 2 months, then moved outside in the early summer warmth.
- E Seeds can not be allowed to dry out. Sow immediately.
- F Seeds take two years to germinate. Sow outside in the fall or winter and look for germination in the second spring. A shady location prevents the flats from rapid drying and reduces weeding
- G Large seeds should be soaked overnight in water.
- FERN: Sow spores in a warm bright location in a sealed container and keep moist. Directions enclosed with package. Challenging.
If you have specific questions about seeds and germination guidelines please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All seeds can be sown and placed outdoors in fall or winter bypassing the need for an artificial indoor cold stratification (refrigerator) required for some species when planted in spring. This is the simplest method. See How to Grow Natives From Seed for detailed instructions.