OAEC is a non-profit education center in Sonoma County that works to promote ecologically and culturally resilient communities. Learn more.
Mother Garden Biodiversity Program & Nursery
OAEC’s Biodiversity Program focuses on curating and propagating a diverse plant and seed collection of over 3,000 varieties of heirloom, open-pollinated annuals and over 1,000 varieties of edible, medicinal and ornamental perennials.
Learn about how OAEC is giving back through the Biodiversity Program.
Our plant collection — developed over the past 30 years of intensive horticulture at the OAEC site — emphasizes food crops of special genetic, cultural and historic importance.
Our gardens provide organic fruit, vegetables, herbs, and flowers for thousands of meals prepared onsite each year.
NEW! Nursery Hours
- May 17th - Jun. 29th and
- Sept. 6th - Nov. 2nd
During non-"Plant Sale" weekends, our nursery will offer perennial ornamental and food crops, including a wide selection of culinary and medicinal herbs.
To get a feel for our selection, view our 2013 Fall perennials list.