The OAEC non-profit nursery is the outward face of our 45-year-old esteemed Mother Garden and represents an outreach into the… Read More >
OAEC supports diverse communities to design their own regenerative systems at the regional and local scale.
Our cookbook is a collection of inventive recipes inspired by seasonal eating from our biodiverse Mother Garden, orchards and Wildlands Preserve.
Experience the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center through a video tour and beautiful photographs of our Guest Houses, Meeting Room, Bathhouse, Kitchen & Dining Room, Mother Garden and more.
Our 100% Certified Organic plant nursery specializes in open-pollinated perennials including edible landscaping plants, rare and endangered food crops, drought tolerant ornamentals and habitat plants - all tested in our onsite gardens and appropriate for our bioregion.
OAEC offers the longest consistently running two-week Permaculture Design Certification course in the West. Immerse yourself in information, ideas and inspiration on how to design sustainable, regenerative systems in balance with your home ecosystem.
Our School Garden Teacher Training supports schools to integrate the school garden into multiple subject areas using place-based, experiential learning.
The OAEC Nursery offers hundreds of varieties of 100% Certified Organic, open-pollinated, heirloom vegetables, flowers and culinary and medicinal herbs, many started from our own seed collection and propagated from plants in our "Mother Garden." Visitors can see mature plants in place through tours of our gardens and ask the expert OAEC gardeners on hand in the Nursery for water-conserving gardening advice.
2018 Seasonal Hours of Operation:
OPEN April - October
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-5pm
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The OAEC California Certified Organic Nursery is dedicated to the preservation of biodiversity. 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.
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 and Sonoma County Seed Swap. Learn more about seed saving at OAEC >
This residential course supports teachers, garden educators and administrators to create and sustain garden-based ecological literacy programs.