Nursery Opens April 17th!

Mother Garden Nursery at OAEC Season Opening April 17th! Open weekends 10am-5pm We have been propagating up a storm through the winter and are pleased to offer an incredible selection of 100% certified organic plants this year!  Every time you visit you will find something new. We propagate from a rotating list of nearly 600 varieties […]

Kent Whealy Memorial Seed Collection

Pictured above: Doug Gosling, Mother Garden Biodiversity Program Director, in the OAEC seed vault with the new Kent Whealy dedication plaque.  It is our great pleasure to announce the dedication and naming of the OAEC seed collection after seed preservation visionary and mentor, Kent Whealy.  Kent Whealy recognized in the 1970’s that the collapse of […]

Fall Nursery Sale: Nov 7-8 & 14-15

Fall Nursery Sale November 7-8 & 14-15 Everything 20% Off! Wow, what a season!  From Covid to wildfires, the Mother Garden Nursery has hit more than a few bumps along the way in 2020. That’s why we’ve decided to extend the nursery season by two additional weekends!  In addition to this coming weekend, we will be open November […]

Winter Veggie Starts Available

Winter Gardening Starts Now! This week, the Mother Garden Nursery will begin offering your favorite winter vegetable varieties including chicories, lettuces, brassicas, and herbs, in addition to our fabulous perennials. Take advantage of this final push of late summer heat (shade cloth helps in hotter areas) so that the plants size up now before the […]

Nursery to Reopen 6/13

The Mother Garden Nursery will re-open for physically distanced shopping June 13 & 14 returning to our normal weekend business hours for the season Sat & Sun 10am – 5pm We will continue to offer on-line ordering with curbside pick up for a minimum order of $50 until July 4th. Our public tours and garden […]

Nursery Open for Take Out!

YES, we are selling plants – take out style!   The Mother Garden Nursery is open for pick up of online pre-orders.  Now more than ever, spending time in the garden growing food and medicine is one of the most valuable things we can do for our collective survival. While the physical nursery will be […]

Sonoma County Seed Swap – Feb 23rd

Did you know that OAEC hosts three of the biggest seed exchanges in California every year?  Learn more about our seed saving program here.

End of Season Plant Sale – Nov 9-10 & 16-17

Our non-profit nursery is far more than a business – it is a mission-driven project promoting biodiversity as nature’s failsafe strategy for resilience both in our gardens and in the greater world. As the nursery season draws to a close, we want to thank all our customers and especially our donors and loyal Friends of the Nursery for […]

Winter gardening starts NOW

    As the days are becoming noticeably shorter, the afternoon shadows have become longer and deeper and the quality of light has changed to that gentle golden autumn glow.  We think of this time of year as the harvest time, but in fact, in our bioregion, fall is also an important time to plant.  Earlier […]

Happy Mother’s Day from the Mother Garden!

Sometime in the late ’80s, the gardeners here affectionately started referring to the “Mother Garden” because of her abundant fertility and the fact that she was providing a wealth of seeds, plant material and wisdom to other gardens and gardeners – quite literally, giving birth to daughter gardens. The OAEC Nursery is a continuation of […]

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