OAEC News

Sign up for the July Permaculture Course

  Want to learn ecological design from the best in the west? Permaculture Design Certification Course July 15-29, 2017 Spend… Read More >

New Meeting Center Construction Begins

After 15+ year master planning process, capital campaign, and successful completion of numerous other construction projects and renovations, we were thrilled this… Read More >

Hayward City Hall Water-wise Garden

On April 15, 2017, Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force (KHCG TF), Earth Team, City of Hayward’s Landscape Department,… Read More >

2017 Chautauqua tickets on sale now!

  The 15th Annual Chautauqua Revue is now open for business! Tickets are on sale for the most unique show… Read More >

Compost Toilet Install Begins!

Compost Toilet Research Project installation has officially begun! Pictured here: Glen from Phoenix Composting Toilets, and OAEC facilities intern, Amelia,… Read More >

Seed Swap in Sebastopol, Feb 16, 2017

Join us for our favorite Seed Swap!  Meet neighbors and fellow gardeners at the Grange in Sebastopol on Thursday evening,… Read More >

Brock coins the term “egosystem” in scientific literature!

OAEC WATER Institute Director Brock Dolman co-authors, with Dr. Matt Deitch, a new peer reviewed scientific paper in the Journal… Read More >

OAEC Receives Groundbreaking Compost Toilet Permit

Legitimizing Ecological Sanitation via Scientific Research After 2 years of negotiations, OAEC is excited to partner with county and regional agencies… Read More >

AB1810 Non-commercial seed sharing protected

  A victory for seed sovereignty:  AB 1810 passes with help from OAEC OAEC’s Dave Henson and Cooper Freeman along with… Read More >

Sonoma County Beaver Blitz – October 8th, 2016 (9AM – 5PM)

The OAEC WATER Institute is hosting a Beaver Blitz to map current distribution of beaver (Castor canadensis) in Sonoma County.… Read More >

WATER Institute Supports Borneo Watersheds Affected by Palm Oil Plantations

by Janel Healy. Photos by Brock Dolman. 35% of the palm oil produced in the world comes from Malaysia, and… Read More >