May 24th will be the last date of the nursery. I am retiring and closing the nursery permanently. Seeds will be available in bulk throughout the harvest season starting in the fall. 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. Seeds will be harvested and made available during the dormant seasons. Purchasing my seeds helps with the maintenance of the farm as well as future projects for distribution to the public at large.
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 in the forms of seeds and scions 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.