The walking trails on the south side of the village have been allowed to go almost completely wild after you get off the trail a few feet. The problem is that it's overgrown with long grass filled with Snowberries, Wolf Willow and Thistles all growing to waist height and are never cut. The thatch is about 6" deep, so it's going to be hard for other plants to establish themselves without help.
On Canadian Thanksgiving Day, 10 Oct 2011, I started to distribute various seeds around the West end of the walking trail. These were native perennials such as Asters, Giant Blue Hyssop, Stiff Goldenrod, Alum Root, Philadelphia Fleabane and Blue-Eyed Grass.
Most were planted well back from the actual trails so that they'll get a chance to spread before anyone notices them. I had to scrape holes in the dense thatch so the seeds would be in contact with the ground.
I'm using seeds because I have the plants in my own garden so I have a fair supply of them.
Next Summer I will planting Gaillardia as seedlings and Prairie Coneflowers (Ratibida).
We'll see what happens next year.