You must be vaccinated and boostered for COVID19, if eligible, to attend all Oseh services and programs per our COVID policy.
The Sacred Grounds project, facilitated by the National Wildlife Federation, promotes planting native plants at home and at Oseh Shalom. Oseh Shalom is participating in the second year of the project. This program aims to educate faith communities about the importance of, and how to care for, our local waterways and environment by planting native plants. NWF secured a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and Prince George’s County to conduct this project.
Adding native plants to our Oseh Shalom campus and our homes helps local waterways and wildlife and reduces lawn maintenance. Native plants need less care because they are more resilient. Native plants reduce storm water runoff and improve the quality and quantity of water heading to the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay watersheds. Native plants also provide food for birds and butterflies.
This is a grassroots effort to encourage everyone to plant native plants at Oseh Shalom and in their personal spaces, home, yard, or containers. Together, by caring for creation, Sacred Grounds will enable us to ensure our children and our community have a clean and safe environment well into the future.
Contact Sue Burger or Linda Solomon at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Thank you to our wonderful Oseh Shalom community. In 2022, we exceeded our pledge goal. We hope your plants bloom and grow! For 2023, our pledge goal is 55 households. We hope you will pledge again to plant more native plants in your yard.
Pledge to Plant Native and receive free plants
24 pledges as of March 23, 2023
Submit the Native Plant Pledge Form affirming your intention to plant native plants at your home. Your household will receive free native plants from NWF on May 7th.
The presentation can be viewed on YouTube here.
Pledge to Plant Native and receive free plants from NWF on May 7, 2023 at Oseh Shalom.
Pledge to Plant Native and receive free plants from NWF
Interested in planting a tree? Plant one of these native trees:
Interested in planting perennial flowers? Plant one of these native plants:
On the Web
Local Native Plant Nurseries
Let us know about other Nurseries promoting native plants. Thanks, in advance.