At Earth First Native Plant Nursery and Gifts, our mission is to combat habitat degradation and protect wildlife by heightening awareness and promoting the use of native plants in the home garden. By offering hard to find native plants at reasonable prices, we aim to:
Replace native plants lost to sprawl and development
Reduce the incentive to harvest wild plants leading to their decline.
Provide food/shelter for local wildlife populations
Our name demonstrates our philosophy of taking care of our planet. The impact our business has on the planet is considered first and all efforts are taken to minimize our ecological footprint. For this reason:
We only sell plants native to the mid-Atlantic and Eastern seaboard.
All plants are nursery propagated, (never wild dug).
Petroleum-based fertilizers and chemical pesticides are never used on our premises.
We re-use and use recycled materials whenever possible