Native Plant Sales to Raise Funds for Environmental Organizations
Native plants are not reliably available at big-box stores or most garden centers. In Howard County, only one nursery sells native plants exclusively: Lauren's Garden Service, in Glenwood (www.laurensgardenservice.com).
Native plant sales stocked by wholesale growers are held at various dates and locations, listed at the website of the Maryland Native Plant Society.
Native plants are also available at swaps, in which plants are exchanged, rather than sold.
Native Plant Retailers
Outstanding Fields encourages the sale of native plants at retail stores. Since 2016, Outstanding Fields has offered plants for retail sale at:
Beneficiaries of Native Plant Sales
Proceeds are divided between the retailers hosting the sale, and non-profit educational and environmental organizations. To date, our sales have benefited the following organizations:
Sierra Club, Columbia Families in Nature, Whipps Garden Cemetery, Transitions Howard County, Howard County Conservancy, Howard Community College Education Foundation, After-School Activity Providers (ASAP is our sponsoring organization).
If you are interested in acting as a retail partner or organizing a fundraising sale to benefit your organization, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.