OAEC News

We’re hiring: Kitchen Manager

The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC) is seeking a full-time, non-residential Kitchen Manager to coordinate food and kitchen systems… Read More >

CCOF cost share program

This year the OAEC nursery and gardens were able to waive 75% of our organic certification fees through the Federal Organic Cost… Read More >

Localizing California Waters Conference

Localizing California Waters Conference November 1 – 3, 2017 Yosemite CA For the 3rd year, OAEC will help to convene… 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 >