Fall Plant Sale Event

August 12-13 & 19-20, 2017 (10am-5pm)

Member Preview: Friday, August 11, 2017 (4-6pm)

We’re in a drought, so what’s a gardener to do? Come talk to us and learn about water-resilient gardening from our WATER Institute, who will be distributing educational materials at the Sale. We encourage you to plant a diverse winter garden with crops you can enjoy through the end of the year and into the Spring: brassicas such as kale, broccoli, collards, romanesco and cauliflower; Asian choys and cabbages; salad greens; chards; leeks, onions and scallions; edible flowers like calendulas; and cool weather herbs such as chervil and cilantro.

Plant Lists

More Information

  • Nursery now open every weekend April-October for perennials!  While the Plant Sale Events are focused on annual plants for starting your seasonal gardens, join us any weekend April-October for a wide selection of perennial crops. (Closed for Easter weekend April 15-16.)
  • Tours: Tour OAEC on Sundays at 1pm with a staff person to see mature plants propagated in our Nursery and now thriving in our gardens and landscapes.

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Member Preview

Friday, August 11, 2017 from 4-6pm

A small, intimate opportunity to mingle with both staff and plants, Member Previews offer a unique chance to support OAEC while receiving a 20% discount on your purchases. Get first pick of our selection and avoid the Plant Sale crowds!

You can become a member ($50+ annually) at the Member Preview, or donate now.




Generally, our pricing is determined by the size of the container. However, our more rare plants may be priced individually.

Six Packs $4.25
Jumbo Six Packs $4.50
2″ Pots $2.50
3″ Pots $3.00
4″ Pots $4.25
1 Gallon Pots $9.25

Nursery Information

OAEC map

Second OAEC driveway
15290 Coleman Valley Road
Occidental, CA 95465

Phone: (707) 874-9591

Contact & Directions

Bring Us Your Pots!

potsWe’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:

  • The use of EnviroStake, a polypropylene-derived pot tag that is curbside recyclable and biodegradable.
  • A commitment to being 100% California Certified Organic – including our ornamental plants and our potting mixes, amendments and foliar sprays. We are the only 100% Organic nursery in the Bay Area.


OAEC Plant Sale Volunteer

Be a part of spreading plant biodiversity!

We invite you to volunteer on a Saturday or Sunday during our Spring Plant Sale weekends. Enjoy the company of fellow plant-appreciators and a 30% discount on plants.

With both brand-new and long-time seasoned volunteers, we create a whacky, fun and educational celebration of our green friends while contributing to the long-term sustainability of OAEC and its local, national and international projects and partnerships.

Volunteer tasks include:

  • Playing music (to both plants and humans!)
  • Greeting guests and serving snacks
  • Directing parking and customer flow
  • Taping boxes for carrying plants
  • Helping customers bring plants to their cars


Please contact Plant Sale Coordinator Longwillow.