Wild Plant Nursery

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.

Kids in the Tree Bank Project Area

Mayelin (left) and Wilmari, young Tree Bank colleagues.

Monarch caterpillars on milkweed.

At the Wild Plant Nursery, monarch caterpillars make themselves at home on green milkweed seedlings, next to some native grasses.

Threatened Tropical Forest

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.

Frogging" at the Wild Plant 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:

Self-Service Saturdays: Sign-up for an 1-hour time slot to peruse the nursery at your leisure (limited to 10 customers per hour)! 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. Click here to view our calendar and sign up for a shopping slot​. 

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:

  1. Check out our inventory at www.earthsangha.org/wpnlist

  2. Email us at orders@earthsangha.org 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.

  3. 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.

COVID-19 Volunteer & Plant Sale Info:

 

Upcoming Events

Nursery Workday

Sundays, Mondays, & Thursdays

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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.

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