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Pick Up Bays

Earth Sangha staff and interns pulling out plant orders in our pick up bays at the Wild Plant Nursery.

Tree Bank Nursery

Earth Sangha staff Manolo, Cosme, Michaelanne, and Matt at the Tree Bank Nursery in Los Cerezos.

Mason District Park

A new restoration site at Mason District Park. We're starting by removing the invasive species and protecting what native cover currently exists. We'll follow up with multiple habitat refuge plantings.

Tree Planting Tree Bank

Many of our planting sites in the Dominican Republic aren't accessible by truck. Horse to the rescue!

Threatened Tropical Forest

Our Tree Bank Hispaniola is creating new "social infrastructure" to protect threatened tropical forest. This fragment is just down the road from the Tree Bank nursery.

Monarch caterpillars on milkweed.

At the Wild Plant Nursery, monarch caterpillars make themselves at home on green milkweed seedlings, next to some native grasses.

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.

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Upcoming Events

Wild Plant Nursery Workdays

Sun, Tues, Wed, & Fri

9am to Noon

Invasives Removal at

Mason District Park

Every Monday and 

9/22, 9/29, 

10/20, & 10/27

from 9am to Noon

Invasives Removal at Rutherford Park

10/13 from 9am to Noon

Invasives Removal at the Marie Butler Leven Preserve

9/27 & 10/25

from 9am to Noon

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