Our cookbook is a collection of inventive recipes inspired by seasonal eating from our biodiverse Mother Garden, orchards and Wildlands Preserve.
Experience the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center through beautiful slideshows of our Guest Houses, Meeting Hall, Kitchen, Garden, Wildlands and more.
Our 100% Certified Organic plant nursery specializes in open-pollinated perennials including edible landscaping plants, rare and endangered food crops, drought tolerant ornamentals and habitat plants - all tested in our onsite gardens and appropriate for our bioregion.
OAEC offers the longest consistently running two-week Permaculture Design Certification course in the West. Immerse yourself in information, ideas and inspiration on how to design sustainable, regenerative systems in balance with your home ecosystem.
PLANT SALE THIS WEEKEND! Mother Garden Nursery Year End Plant Sale November 13-14, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm Everything 20% off!… Read More >
‘Slash Ain’t Trash, It’s Beneficial Biomass!’ – Brock Dolman For the past few months, OAEC’s Wildlands team has been working… Read More >
The old saying “Don’t miss the water ‘till the well runs dry” couldn’t be more apt in this year’s unprecedented… Read More >
Come live, learn, work and play with us! Each year, OAEC hires 6 enthusiastic interns to live and learn at… Read More >
After a year and a half of pandemic closure, we are happy to announce that the OAEC site will be… Read More >
Mother Garden Nursery at OAEC Season Opening April 17th! Open weekends 10am-5pm We have been propagating up a storm through… Read More >
Climate change is making California hotter, drier, and harder for people and wildlife. Beaver can help. Watch the video recording… Read More >
The following video is a recording of the informational webinar Brock Dolman and Kate Lundquist (Occidental Arts & Ecology Center… Read More >