OAEC News

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 >

Nursery open weekends May-Oct

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OAEC featured in Fremontia journal

An article entitled Mending the Wild at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center by Brock Dolman, Director of the Wildlands program,… 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 >

OAEC seeds

Seed Swappin’

One of the goals of our Mother Garden Biodiversity & Nursery program is to conserve agricultural biodiversity and share it with… Read More >

In Memory of OAEC’s Friend Doug Tompkins

Above: Kris & Doug Tompkins. Photo by Dave Henson, Dec. 2014.   The staff and extended family of the Occidental… Read More >