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The Nursery is Permanently Closed-May 24th,2021

October 7, 2021

May 24th will be the last date of our nursery. I am retiring and closing the nursery permanently.  Seeds will be available throughout the harvest season. No more plants will be produced or sold here. Oikos Tree Crops has been in existence since the early 1980’s.  As  a result a few important questions have come up concerning inventory, orders, etc. No one is taking it over as no other nursery is interested in it, but the farm will be used for educational purposes starting in 2022 as well as a repository and research for my own projects going forward into the future. Purchasing my seeds helps with the maintenance of the farm as well as future projects for distribution to the public at large.

  • The website will remain up for a few months before a new website will replace it.  More will be posted on that later. If you subscribe to our newsletter, updates will be made available on this as well as seed production. I would recommend you sign up now as there is much to be excited about in this new incarnation of tree crops. Going forward this will be the way I will share my discoveries as well as a way for you to get involved with the development of new edible food plants.
  • If you are a customer and have placed orders recently we will still make corrections to problems experienced during shipping or other issues throughout the next two weeks.  Before the office is closed permanently I recommend you email us as soon as possible.  Shortly, there will be no way to contact customer service. Email and phone service will be closed.
  • You will still have access to your account for a while. If you use that for a record, I recommend you download to a PDF or other suitable file so you can print it out as a record of what you have planted.

On the farm: I will still manage to work at my farm sell the fruit I grow to processors  and continue to build a germplasm repository of edible plants. As a result, I plan to make this available to others but no more plants or nursery. I will continue with my research with plants as the need to create, find and distribute the types of plants I grow is even more useful than it was 40 years ago. I will doing a lot more writing and will be publishing my finds  in the newsletter and daily finds on instagram.  #oikostreecrops   One of my goals is to create large public plantings with edible plants that would not only be a place to collect fruits but also a means to develop fruits free of insects and diseases. These would be both public repositories as well as orchards or mini forests that represent the worlds flora of what we call food as well as the cultures of the world.  I plan to use my farm to educate those who wish to work in agriculture or horticulture to find and refine new food crops.

 

 

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