Birds-eye view of one of our biointensive gardens.
Two of our three new guest housing units.
Fern Rock, a new OAEC guest building.
One of OAEC’s double guest rooms.
Inside an OAEC guest room.
OAEC’s guest yurts are flanked by the new guest buildings.
Inside our guest yurts.
Inside our rejuvenating community bathhouse.
Inside the bathhouse.
The sauna and hot tub outside our community bathhouse.
A course underway in the meeting room.
Gathering to eat outside the OAEC kitchen.
An organic meal made with recipes from the OAEC Cookbook.
The OAEC dining room, where course and community meals are held.
A group of course participants creating a cob bench.
Lush gardens surrounding the residences of our onsite intentional community.
OAEC gardeners and interns proudly displaying produce grown onsite.
A group gathers around the fire circle outside our kitchen.
Our North Garden, meeting room and community residences.
OAEC’s recreational barn, decorated for an evening event.
Course participants working in the barn.
Two majestic oak trees enveloped in fog in our 70-acre Wildlands Preserve.
A watershed restoration project in the Wildlands Preserve.
Through the deer fence and into the forest.
Learning about native grasses in the Wildlands Preserve.
Carefully orchestrating a controlled burn in our Wildlands Preserve.
One of our non-human residents admiring an onsite sculpture.
A meeting at the backcountry pond, which gravity-feeds our gardens.
The OAEC Biodiversity Nursery greenhouse at night.
Thriving seedlings in the OAEC Nursery greenhouse.
The vault that houses our biodiverse seed collection.
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.