How to Sign-Up to Volunteer:
Visit our volunteer page at earthsangha.org/volunteer. Click on the “Sign-up Genius” link to view our calendar and open volunteer slots. Sign-up for the day and volunteer slot you’re interested in. (Please only sign-up for days you know you can attend.)
How to Buy Plants:
The Wild Plant Nursery is closed for 2021 plant sales. If you'd like advice planning your 2022 plantings, please email Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you next year!
All visitors must abide by the following rules:
All volunteers and customers must be pre-confirmed either through our online volunteer sign-up or our online appointment systems.
We are following CDC guidance and Virginia law in regards to COVID precautions. .
Volunteers/customers should not visit if they have any COVID symptoms, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
All Volunteers attending an indoor volunteer event at the Earth Sangha office must be vaccinated and wear a mask. (Volunteers/customers who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a face mask while at the Wild Plant Nursery/field sites. Volunteers/customers who are not fully vaccinated must wear a face mask while at the Wild Plant Nursery/ field sites.)
Volunteers/customers must practice social-distancing.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves and water bottles.
COVID-19 Volunteer & Plant Sale Info:
Conservation in Practice.
Founded in 1997, the Earth Sangha is a nonprofit public charity based in the Washington, DC, region. Our mission is ecological restoration as a form of socially engaged Buddhism. Although we work in the spirit of Buddhist practice, our volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and our work is secular and science-based.
In the DC area, we operate a volunteer-based program to propagate local native plants, restore native plant communities, and control invasive alien plants. Our Wild Plant Nursery is the region's most comprehensive effort to propagate native plants directly from local forests and meadows.
On the island of Hispaniola, along the Dominican Republic – Haiti border, we operate the Tree Bank Hispaniola, a partnership between the Earth Sangha and the Asociación de Productores de Bosque, Los Cerezos. The Tree Bank propagates local native trees, conserves tropical forest, and promotes sustainable agroecological practices.
Please note that our nursery and office addresses are different. Click here for directions to the Wild Plant Nursery.