We host three seasonal Plant Sale events, each spanning two back-to-back weekends during peak times for planting annual vegetables, flowers and herbs. These events are celebrations of biodiversity, organic gardening and community and feature live music, a petting zoo, and educational opportunities such as tours of OAEC (where you can see plants from our Nursery grown to maturity in our Mother Garden).
Our Nursery is open for 16 additional Perennials Weekends beyond our Annuals Plant Sales, so you can peruse our vast inventory of perennial plants throughout the year. We boast the widest selection of perennial food crops in the Bay Area for permaculture design applications, as well as many rare and unusual medicinal and culinary herbs, Salvias, habitat plants for pollinators and ornamentals for drought tolerant landscapes.
The OAEC Nursery is unique:
We have the only California Certified Organic Nursery in the Bay Area within the context of a non-profit education center dedicated to the preservation of biodiversity, and which has a forty-year-old organic demonstration garden onsite. Our hand-tended plants are selected to thrive regionally here in the Bay Area, and all have been trialed and savored for years in OAEC's gardens and kitchen. We guarantee the health of our plants and assure a high quality of care from inception to point of sale.
When you buy our annuals and perennials, you are supporting the projects and partnerships of OAEC.
Our pricing is determined by the size of the container.
|Jumbo Six Packs||$4.50|
|1 Gallon Pots||$8.25|
Second OAEC driveway
15290 Coleman Valley Road
Occidental, CA 95465
Nursery Phone: (707) 874-9591
We'd love to reuse your gallon pots, square 4-inch pots, or square 17-inch flats (no others, please) that are in good condition.
Thanks for bringing them along when you come to the OAEC Nursery!
Other sustainability practices include:
We give away over 100 pounds of seed each year at the Ecological Farming Conference, Annual Bioneers Conference, National Heirloom Exposition, and Sonoma County Seed Swap.
In this course taught by Garden Manager Michelle Vesser, we gather in OAEC’s gardens to remember our connection with the Earth, the soil, and the healing ways of the plant world.