Grandpa poetry welcomes visitors to enjoy the view of Conary Cove.

Welcome to the SEED Barn

Hours are by appointment: 207-374-2947
Support SEED :: disperse by staying in the Barn

Demonstration Gardens

Across from Conary Cove in South Blue Hill, the gardens are spread across five distinct ecology zones set on 3 acres. A cornerstone for a network of Living SEED Libraries, the plants provide seeds for local stewards to participate directly in restoration of our shared lands.

Seasonal Rhythms
Explore the gardens through the seasons & find hints for improving backyard ecology surrounding our homes.

Surrounded by Water
A focus on restoration at the land/water interface is prominent in the selection of plants we are collecting.

We are currently taking out invasive plants and folding them back into the earth as hugelkultur beds. We are restoring the land by reintroducing native plants. From these plants, we will continually harvest seed to distribute through the SEED Library

SEED Library

The SEED Barn is initiating a framework of “Living SEED Libraries” across the Blue Hill Peninsula. These library gardens grow out native plants to augment local restoration efforts, as well as educating a seed to seed approach of cultivating our nourishment. The importance of maintaining living seed libraries is to help adapt plants to climactic changes by continually growing them out.

Native Plants

Fine Art

The SEED Barn collection of artwork forms a foundation for exhibitions of work by local and international artists who are creating ecology based work.

SEED Sensorium

Sensorium: Engaging the five senses
Testing Ground: Classroom dispersal activity

Community Engagement

Blue Hill Children’s Climate March

Community Wisdom
Yarding with Downeast Audubon

Shinrin Yoku: Forest Breathing with Sierra Club Maine