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Free Native Plants!

Posted by Quinn Connolly on July 20, 2023

Hi all –


I hope everyone is doing well!  


I’m reaching out with an opportunity (not related to waste reduction 😊).


The National Wildlife Federation, alongside our new partner, Garden for Wildlife Inc., have launched an initiative to support our partners (k-12 schools, colleges/universities, churches, etc.) in their efforts to expand quality native habitats for people, pollinators, and wildlifeGarden for Wildlife Inc., sells “direct-to-consumer” native plants to 38 states in the eastern and central United States (western states are coming soon!)


Your campus can now apply for free native plants for your native plant and habitat projects . These plants will come pre-selected, be native to your area, and include at least one species of milkweed, an essential plant for supporting pollinators and monarch butterflies. These plants are slightly smaller than quart size, with at least 3 inches of new growth. They will begin to bloom within a couple of months of planting, depending on the season. 


In order to request plants, you must meet the following requirements: 


  • Plant in the approved space within 3 days of receipt (i.e. – a school, community green space, park, etc.). 
  • Maintain the wildlife garden for at least 5 years and share and donate photos of the space or planting. 
  • Display provided signage noting that the plants were donated by Garden for Wildlife by the National Wildlife Federation. 
  • Cover the costs of plant delivery - $38 / 64 plants (i.e. – 192 plants = $114, 768 plants = $456, etc.) 


To apply, please visit: 


Please reach out with any questions. This is first come first serve, so if you are interested, please don’t hesitate to fill out the online form! 


Thanks, take care,