Fall Plant Sale Event

August 19-20 & 26-27, 2017 (10am-5pm)

Friends of the Nursery Preview: Friday, August 18, 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. Take advantage of the winter rains to grow food by planting early in the fall while the soil is still warm – in other words, an early investment of water now will save lots during the rainy season. 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


Doug says, “Plant at the end of August to enjoy food from the garden all winter long!”

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.
  • Sorry we are no longer able to do pre-orders or hold plants for customers.

Friends of the Nursery Preview

Friday, August 18, 2017 from 4-6pm

A small, intimate opportunity to mingle with both staff and plants, Friends of the Nursery 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 Friend of the Nursery ($50+ annually) at the Preview, or donate now.


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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 20% 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 Mary Zovich at mary@oaec.org or (707) 874-9591.