Here at EMSWCD, our highest priority is the health and safety of community members, volunteers and staff. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, EMSWCD has made the extremely difficult decision to suspend its Annual Native Plant Sale for 2021. But we couldn’t help but to think of how much we will miss all of you. So we have created a new group on Facebook dedicated to sharing local native plants (and our love for them, of course): EMSWCD Native Plant Swap.
Under normal circumstances, this event would consist of plant sorting (in an enclosed tent), additional event preparations, and pick-up day activities that bring together over 100 volunteers, over 20 staff, and over 1000 plant sale customers within a one-week period. Given the pandemic-related restrictions, we realize that holding an event of this scale is not feasible or safe.
We are taking time this year to examine ways to make future plant sale events even better. We appreciate your patience while we work to identify how we can best serve our wonderful community of native plant enthusiasts.
Although we will not be holding our annual sale, we are fortunate here in the metro region to have so many avenues to purchase native plants. For your convenience, we have pulled together this list of sales, nurseries, and other avenues to buy native plants:
We regret that we did not get to see your smiling faces and share our mutual love of native plants in person this year, but we very much look forward to improving and expanding our services going forward!