Wow! The 350 people who attended our Spring Open House & Native Plant Sale on Sunday, May 7th purchased over 2,400 local-ecotype native plants from our Wild Plant Nursery. All of these plants are going to help create real ecological value in home gardens across the DC region. And, for the first time, a member of the Sangha’s board offered to match donations at the plant sale. Ninety-nine people, including 72 new members (Hi guys, welcome!), donated a total of $3,545! With the donation match, we raised a record-breaking $28,477 for local parkland restoration at our Spring Open House & Native Plant Sale!!!
But none of this would’ve been possible without the efforts of our dedicated volunteers. A big thank you to everyone who gave up their time to tally, direct customers, drop off wheelbarrows, give plant advice, and to prep the nursery for the sale. We are so grateful to all our volunteers, members, and customers who make the Earth Sangha a real community.
We also want to thank our partner organizations who came out to share and educate about their own conservation work, sell merchandise, and generally make our Open House a fun and welcoming event for all. Thanks to: Arlington Regional Master Naturalists, Friends of Accotink Creek, Tree Stewards, Virginia Native Plant Society/ Plant NoVa Natives, the Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment, the Northern Virginia Audubon Society, Friends of Huntley Meadows Park, and Greg Zell with his woodgets.
If you missed our Spring sale, don’t worry! Please email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. We will also have our regular Fall Open House & Native Plant sale (date TBD). Click here for directions to the Wild Plant Nursery.
Just a reminder: If you’re interested in volunteering with us the click here to see our volunteer schedule. We currently have weekly nursery workdays and will be adding invasive removal events soon!