The use of native plant seeds is essential for maintaining biodiversity and reducing soil erosion. This conclusion was shared at the D. Diogo de Sousa Museum, during the presentation of the project Flowers for the recovery of what is ours – native seeds for biodiversity, given within the framework of the Interreg Sudoe – Fleurs Locales project. Thanks to a meeting organized by the School of Science of the University of Minho together with the city of Braga, the project presented its highlights and one of its key objectives in Portugal: ‘To promote the use of native plant seeds in city gardens and stimulate the production of native plants’.

“In our country, we do not have enough producers of indigenous plant seeds to supply the market, and the market is not very rigorous, either. While in other countries there are companies that produce seeds of native plants, there are also companies that require such seeds for restoring ecosystems,” explains Hernâni Gerós, a researcher at the Centre for Molecular and Environmental Biology (CBMA) of the Sciences Department of the University of Minho.

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