"more than 120 varieties of perennial edible plants, many rare, versatile, and UNDERUTILIZEd to Build REsilient, co2 free edible landscapes around Cincinnati"


Our Background:

Growing Value Nursery is an all volunteer run nursery. All profits from the sales of the nursery go to help raise funds for Cincinnati Permaculture Institute and helps to further our mission of creating a Sustainable Region through Education and other Charitable Activities (such as free public workshops on Permaculture). We see this as a win-win for the community as we offer plants at competitive prices that will feed our region for generations to come, while also generating income for our educational mission and awareness raising activities.

Our Plants: 

Permaculture often draws from an abundant array of plants that can be difficult to source at typical nurseries.  We offer a wide variety of nut trees, fruit trees, edible landscaping plants, berry bushes, ground covers, perennial vegetables, nitrogen fixers, and vines to name a few. While we do carry some more obscure varities, such as the Sea Buckthorn, we also stock typical favorites like Blueberries, Asparagus and disease resistant Apples. Experimenting with these plants is not only fun but can add appreciating value to a piece of property (thus our name!).

To Purchase Plants:

Self Service Purchases:

You can purchase our plants YEAR ROUND through Building Value, by bringing the plants you wish to purchase to their check out counter to pay for them.

To Purchase plants:

  1. Visit Growing Value Nursery is located through Building Value
    1. 4040 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223
  2. Pick out your plants. Our Plant/Price List and Nursery Map are located on our Shed Door
  3. Bring your plants to Building Value's Check out Counter inside their store

Hours:  Monday-Friday 9-6pm and Saturday 9-5pm.

Supporting Building Value: 20% of all sales through them will go to support their mission of selling reclaimed building materials and job readiness training in the construction field for those in need.

Purchasing Assistance:

Please contact our Nursery Manager; Braden Trauth at Info@CincinnatiPermacultureInstitute.org or by phone at 513-569-2579 for help with plants or purchases


Visit us on our Second Saturdays in the Spring and Fall from 9-12pm. Months include:

  • April
  • May
  • June
  • September
  • October


Become a Member of CPI and save on our plants. Be sure to visit our Membership Page to learn more about the benefits


Growing Value Nursery:

Located through Building Value

4040 Spring Grove Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45223