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:
How to order for curbside pick-up:
1. Check our inventory at www.earthsangha.org/wpnlist
2. Email your order to . Please include both the species and quantities. Let us know if you're a member to receive the member discount!
3. We'll place your order in an assigned bay outside the nursery fence, notify you that it's ready to go, and then you can pick up at your leisure.
4. We'll email you an invoice you can pay online. Feel free to pick up first so you can see what you're getting.
How to shop in-person:
Self-Service Sundays: 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
Self-Service Sundays are perfect for anyone who wants to pick out their own plants, see what we have available in-person, or who just enjoys wandering the aisles of the Wild Plant Nursery as much as we do. We’ll have materials on native-plant communities and specific species available.
(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.)
Our #1 concern is the safety and health of our customers, volunteers, and staff. We’re limiting the number of customers and volunteers per hour to ensure safe distancing during both volunteering and shopping. Sanitizing stations will be available and everyone must wear a mask.
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 15 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:
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.