In an effort to keep our COVID-19 response congruent with Fairfax County Park Authority, we have cancelled all volunteer workdays at the Wild Plant Nursery and other field events.
We are now able to take orders for non-contact "curbside” pickup at the Wild Plant Nursery at Franconia Park. Please note that we are still closed to walk-in and other in-person retail. We don't have a fancy online order system, but we're happy to take orders this way:
Check out our inventory at www.earthsangha.org/wpnlist
Email us at with species and quantities you’d like to purchase and any questions you may have about the plants. 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, notify you that it's ready to go, and you can pick up at your leisure.
We’ll email you an invoice you can pay online. Feel free to pick up first, so you can see what you're getting.
For the protection of our staff, volunteers, gardeners in the adjacent community garden plots, and other customers who may be arriving at overlapping times, we ask that you please wear a mask in the presence of others.
If you've never visited our nursery before, we're located at the Cloud Dr. entrance to Franconia Park. You can navigate to 6100 Cloud Dr, enter the park, then turn right down the gravel path by the garden plots. We're back behind the garden plots and we will have signage set up directing you to the numbered pick-up bays.
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.