Lush gardens surrounding the residences of our onsite intentional community.
One of the two guest yurts overlooking the North Garden.
Inside our rejuvenating community bathhouse.
A course underway in the meeting room.
Two majestic oak trees enveloped in fog in our 70-acre Wildlands Preserve.
A group of course participants working on a cob bench.
A watershed restoration project in the Wildlands Preserve.
The OAEC dining room, where course and community meals are held.
Birds-eye view of one of our biointensive gardens.
Through the deer fence and into the forest.
Inside one of our guestrooms.
OAEC’s recreational barn, decorated for an evening event.
Our North Garden, meeting room and community residences.
The OAEC Biodiversity Nursery greenhouse at night.
Inside our bathhouse.
OAEC saves and distribute thousands of pounds of seeds annually.
A group gathers around the fire circle outside our kitchen.
Course participants working in the barn.
Learning about native grasses in the Wildlands Preserve.
One of our non-human residents admiring an onsite sculpture.
Carefully orchestrating a controlled burn in our Wildlands Preserve.
Thriving seedlings in OAEC Nursery greenhouse.
Course participants gather to eat outside the OAEC kitchen.
A meeting at the backcountry pond, which gravity-feeds our gardens.
The Occidental Arts & Ecology Center (OAEC) is an 80-acre research, demonstration, advocacy and organizing center in Sonoma County, California that develops strategies for regional-scale community resilience.