Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and continued uncertainty arount variants of the virus, EMSWCD has made the extremely difficult decision to suspend its 2022 Annual Native Plant Sale. Our highest priority is the health and safety of community members and our dedicated staff. After much careful consideration, and because of the complexity of our sale, we feel the risk of exposure to and spread of this unpredictable virus is still too great.
We will miss you, but we look forward to connecting with you on our EMSWCD Native Plant Swap Facebook Group that is dedicated to sharing local native plants.
Under normal circumstances, this event consists of plant sorting and preparations (in an enclosed tent), and pick-up day activities that bring together 100 volunteers, over 20 staff, and more than 1000 plant sale customers within a 1-week period. Reviewing the complex nature of these event activities on a small event site left us feeling concerned for everyone’s safety.
We appreciate your continued patience while we work to identify how we can best serve our wonderful community of native plant enthusiasts in the coming years. Although we will not be holding our annual sale, we have pulled together this list of local sales, nurseries, and other avenues to help you find native plants:
We regret that we will not see your smiling faces in person again this year, but we very much look forward to improving and expanding our services going forward!