Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture
Open House & Tour
Thursday, July 13th, 2023 10am - 2pm
Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture, 844 SW 35th St, Corvallis
No cost; public welcome
Learn more about OSU Department of Horticulture research projects including urban ecology and pollinator health research, honeybee research and demonstration hives, Oregon Bee Atlas, OSU Extension Small Farms Program, dry farming vegetables, OSU Master Gardener Program, and more.
Six acres of paradise off Oregon State University's main campus, Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture is an excellent learning laboratory for sustainable horticultural practices in both rural and peri-urban landscapes.
OCCUH continues to be a hotbed of activity during the summer. There are several areas, individuals, and groups that are using the 6.5 acres of space on the SW corner of campus for research -- as well as just plain fun.
The yearly annual plant trials continue and are simply an explosion of color and texture with most plants being about two weeks ahead of where they would typically be due to the warmer than normal temperatures. The same area sports 20 large containers that are producing both food and flower power for pollinators. Pollinator plants produce both nectar and pollen for a wide array of pollinators from bees to beetles. The green tower likewise is a virtual amorphous undulating orb of vegetables and flowers. This construct has a footprint of 12.5’ stands 6’ tall and creates a planting area of nearly 90 sq. ft. - you just have to see it!
844 SW 35th Street
Corvallis, OR 97331
Al Shay, OCCUH Manager