Welcome to the Mother Garden Nursery!

A non-profit conservatory of biodiversity.

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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.

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“OAEC has one of the most interesting collections of plants, anywhere really.” – Josiah Raison Cain, Landscape Architect & Director of Innovation, Sherwood Design Engineers

“This is a DESTINATION NURSERY. It will blow your mind! They have plants you’ve never seen before that will keep coming up year after year. (Perennials) It also makes a great day trip. You can head towards the coast on Bodega Highway, stop at Wild Flour Bread in Freestone, then up to the Nursery and down to the ocean on Coleman Valley Road.” – B Fernandez

“It’s like walking into a candy shop – I want one of everything!” Chris Perkowska

OAEC Cookbook

The Occidental Arts & Ecology Center Cookbook: Fresh-from-the-Garden Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small, by the OAEC Staff Collective and former Kitchen Manager Olivia Rathbone, is a collection of inventive recipes from OAEC.

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We pick the very best so you can be assured of the quality. There can be no compromises when it comes to materials, ease of wear, and durability.

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