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:
The Wild Plant Nursery is closed for plant sales for 2020. We will open back up in Spring 2021.
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.
COVID-19 Volunteer & Plant Sale Info:
Check back soon for winter invasive removals!
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.