CCOF cost share program

This year the OAEC nursery and gardens were able to waive 75% of our organic certification fees through the Federal Organic Cost Share program. Why is Cost Share Important? Historically, farm bill funding has not been as generous to organic producers as it has for conventional. Cost share is one of the few programs offered specifically to support […]

Wheat Breeding Experiment for Climate Adaptation

What will the climate be like 20 years from now?   How can we breed food crops that will thrive and adapt to change?    With an increasingly unstable climate and a continued collapse of agricultural biodiversity, OAEC is mixing and planting together over 2,000 varieties of bread wheat from all over the world, in […]

Fall Plant Sale Aug 19-20 & 26-27

Fall Crops Plant Sale, Art Show & Garden Tours August 19 – 20 & August 26 – 27 Sat & Sun, 10am – 5pm Join us for the Member Preview – August 18th, 4-6pm – a small, intimate opportunity to mingle with staff and avoid the plant sale crowds.  Get first pick of our selection by donating $50 annually to OAEC and receive a […]

Time for Spring planting!

April is coming!  Join us at the OAEC Nursery! Spring Crops Plant Sale Event April 1-2 & April 8-9, 10am-5pm Friends of the Nursery* preview March 31, 4-6pm Summer Crops Plant Sale Event April 22-23 & April 29-30, 10am-5pm Friends of the Nursery* preview April 21, 4-6pm Tours on Sundays (April 2, 9, 23 & 30) at 1pm. See […]

Seed Swap in Sebastopol, Feb 16, 2017

Join us for our favorite Seed Swap!  Meet neighbors and fellow gardeners at the Grange in Sebastopol on Thursday evening, Feb 16th at 7pm to share seeds, scions and stories. Bring seeds to share or just show up!