The Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture is 6.5 acres of outdoor space right on the south west edge of the OSU campus. This site provides teaching opportunities as well as providing a wide array of kinesthetic experiences that fuel a student’s personal and professional growth. OCCUH currently provides teaching space for Hort 260 Organic Farming and Gardening, Hort 315 Landscape Management Conservation and Restoration and Hort 358 Sustainable Landscape construction. Additionally, courses from apiculture to soils classes use this space on a routine basis.
Apiculture, dryland farming and organic vegetable production all have research plots at OCCUH and provide a consistent opportunity for students, the OSU community, and the general public to draw scientific insight and inspiration from.
This site also provides ample opportunity to explore the manifold inputs necessary to manage a riparian zone corridor in an urban environment. Our namesake Oak Creek runs along the western corridor of our property and its health and well-being is a continual and welcome obligation.