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:
Contactless Curbside Pick-Up:
For curbside pick-up, please place your order by the end of the day Tuesday to be included in that week's queue. We'll notify you by Friday morning with your assigned pick up bay and send you an online invoice. Orders received after Tuesday will be pulled for the next week's queue.
How to order:
1. Check our inventory at www.earthsangha.org/wpnlist
2. Email your order to email@example.com. Please include both the species and quantities. Let us know if you're a member to receive the member discount!
3. We'll pull out your order in an assigned bay and notify you that it's ready to go by Friday morning. You have until the end of day on the following Wednesday to pick up your order. You can come by anytime between dawn and dusk!
4. We'll email you an invoice that you can pay online. Feel free to pick up first so you can see what you're getting!
We are currently open for in-person shopping on Sundays by appointment only. Customers must register for a 1-hour time slot before coming to shop at the Wild Plant Nursery. Click here to reserve your spot: https://bit.ly/3bMc6c8
(We are not able to pull out orders for Self Service Sunday customers ahead of time. If you'd prefer curbside pickup, please email your order to and we will add you to the queue.)
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. We do not require masks for those who are fully vaccinated. We encourage those who are unvaccinated (or anyone who simply prefers to wear them) to continue wearing masks.
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 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.