What is the plant buying collective?

The plant buying collective is an extension of our land conservation work at “A Promise to Gaia“.    We secure lower prices for our members by placing larger orders with growers.  Proceeds from sales support land conservation. 

Who can Join?

Anyone who’s interested in purchasing native plants at a discount.  You can join by creating an account here: Register. (If the registration page is closed, please make sure to join our waitlist, and we’ll let you know when we open registration to more members.)

What plants are available?

We’re focused on NEMPH Plant, Trees & Shrubs – Native Edible Medicinal Pollinator Host.  Our first order was for spring ephemerals and some other rare goodies. 

EXAMPLE – For last fall’s sale, we sold:

  • Black Cohosh  (Actaea racemosa)
  • Creeping Jacob’s Ladder  (Polemonium reptans)
  • Downy Woodmint  (Blephilia ciliata)
  • Dutchman’s Breeches  (Dicentra cucullaria)
  • Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus  (Opuntia humifusa)
  • False Solomon’s Seal  (Maianthemum racemosum)
  • Great White Trillium  (Trillium grandiflorum)
  • Indian Pink  (Spigelia marilandica)
  • Jack-in-the-Pulpit  (Arisaema triphyllum)
  • Slender Mountain Mint  (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium)
  • Solomon’s Seal  (Polygonatum biflorum)
  • Toadshade Trillium  (Trillium cuneatum)
  • Trailing Arbutus  (Epigaea repens)
  • Trout Lily  (Erythronium americanum)
  • Turk’s Cap Lily  (Lilium superbum)
  • Virginia Bluebell  (Mertensia virginica)
  • Wild Geranium  (Geranium maculatum)
  • Yellow Trillium  (Trillium luteum)

How does it work?

For each purchase cycle everyone who participates will place an order through the online shop, letting us know what you’re committing to.  We’ll source the plants, seeds, etc, and fill your order when the plants etc arrive. We may have surveys from time to time to help inform what we make available.

  1. ORDER – Place your order(s) through the online shop before the deadline for that particular sale. There may be more than one sale going on at a time.
  2. BULK ORDER – We will total up everyone’s order, and place a larger order with a grower.
  3. INDIVIDUAL ORDER – When the plants etc arrive, we’ll fill individual orders.
  4. SHIP/PICK-UP – If you want to save shipping costs, you can pick-up in person at our nursery in Upstate NY, or you can have your plants etc shipped to you.

YOU MUST REGISTER TO ACCESS THE ONLINE SHOP.x

News & Updates

NEW SALE
June 14 through July 1
Native perennial plant plugs.

There are still just a few Ramp orders shipping - tracking information will be emailed when they ship.

Orders for the sale that ended May 6 are in the process of shipping.

NO ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED THIS WEEK (JUNE 17-22) BECAUSE OF THE HOT WEATHER.
Shipping will resume when the weather cools off.