Our Wild Plant Nursery is the region's largest local ecotype, native plant nursery. Plant sales are open by appointment or you can stop by our nursery during one of our volunteer workdays.
Mayelin (left) and Wilmari, young Tree Bank colleagues.
At the Wild Plant Nursery, monarch caterpillars make themselves at home on green milkweed seedlings, next to some native grasses.
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.
Elementary school students spot frogs amidst wetland plants at the Wild Plant Nursery.
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:
1-on-1 Plant Sale Appointments: Need a little more help developing your plant list? Book a 30-min in-person plant shopping appointment with our Earth Sangha staff. (30 min appointments are available from 9am to Noon on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays.) Click here to book your appointment: earthsangha.org/book-online
Order for Curbside Pick-Up:
Check out our inventory at www.earthsangha.org/wpnlist
Email us at with species and quantities you’d like to purchase. Let us know if you're a member to receive the member discount! If you need help choosing plants for your site, we're happy to help! Feel free to send photos of areas you have in mind.
We'll place your order in an assigned bay outside the nursery fence. Once your order is ready we'll email you pick up instructions and an online invoice.
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.
No more than 10 people can volunteer for an event at one time.
Volunteers/customers should not visit the Wild Plant Nursery if they have any COVID symptoms, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
Volunteers/customers must wear a face mask while at the Wild Plant Nursery.
Volunteers/customers must practice social-distancing while at the Wild Plant Nursery.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves and water bottles.
Zoom Plant Chat with Matt
Join Conservation Manager Matt Bright Saturday 10/31 at 10am to ask questions about native plants, get updates about the Earth Sangha's work, and chat to other members in an informal zoom meeting. This will be the first of what we hope will be a regular series. This is our first Plant Chat with Matt so we'll be playing around with the format and see what works. Click here to register: https://rb.gy/ybcdhn
Link for the Zoom meeting will be emailed out/posted the evening before to those who sign up.
If you need more specific, in-depth advice for your yard, we recommend you schedule an appointment at the nursery for a consultation.
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.
Wild Plant Nursery Workday
Every Sunday, Monday and Thursday.
Native Planting: Fitzhugh Park
Friday, October 30, from 9am to Noon
Native Planting: MBLP
11/6, 11/10, 11/17, & 11/20
from 9am to Noon
Zoom Plant Chat with Matt
10/31 at 10am