Now Hiring Garden Manager

The Garden Manager is an important role at OAEC as the steward of our historic Mother Garden. The Garden Manager manages and implements all aspects of our demonstration, food production and educational garden which grows food primarily for OAEC’s programs and rentals and has a close relationship with our Kitchen Manager, staff and community.  The position is 40 hours, five days/week. We would prefer that the Garden Manager live on-site at OAEC, but are open to qualified applicants who live locally offsite. We are aiming for a start date of Monday, June 12th.

Fenceline Watch Becomes a UN Accredited Org 

Last month, OAEC was proud to support our fiscally sponsored project, Fenceline Watch, by applying and successfully receiving accreditation under the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)! Fenceline Watch is an environmental justice group fighting toxic pollution in … Read more

Careers at OAEC! Garden Manager, Bookkeeper

Garden Manager 40 hrs per week – Residential position living at OAEC  Application Deadline: 5:00pm, Friday May 5th, 2023  Start date: Monday, June 12th, 2023 The Garden Manager is an … Read more

Happy International Beaver Day!

While there are all sorts of serious reasons to love beaver (including their ability to create habitat for many species, buffer the effects of climate change, increase the presence of … Read more

Dr Rajendra Singh at OAEC

This spring, OAEC and the WATER Institute were honored to welcome world renowned water conservationist Dr. Rajendra Singh to OAEC for a weekend of skill sharing and inspiration. Dr Rajendra … Read more

OAEC Makes a Splash in Restoration Journal

Ecesis, the quarterly news journal of SerCal (California Society for Ecological Restoration) features an article written by our own WATER Institute Co-Directors, Kate Lundquist and Brock Dolman, and Development and … Read more

Learn about internships

Each year, OAEC hires a cohort of enthusiastic interns to live and learn at OAEC for 11 months. Interns work 24 hours per week in one department – Program Administration, … Read more

Program Internship

OAEC brings on Program interns each year to support a wide range of OAEC programs and departments including courses, events, fundraising, retreats, and communications. Interns are an integral part of the … Read more

Facilities Internship/Retreat Host

This Facilities Internship is a hybrid position of our traditional 24 hr/week work with the Facilities crew PLUS a paid position as a part-time Retreat Host. The Retreat Host will … Read more

Garden Internship

OAEC offers internship positions each year in our 49 year-old biointensive organic gardens. The gardens are a rich setting for experiential learning. Interns learn all aspects of gardening while working … Read more

2022 Update

OAEC works to inspire communities to build and imagine the ecologically regenerative and socially just world that we know is possible. At OAEC’s 80-acre landbase in Sonoma County, we demonstrate … Read more

20% off at the Nursery Nov 5-6, 12-13

20% off everything!  We’re staying open two more weekends: November 5&6, 12&13 10am – 5pm 15290 Coleman Valley Rd (upper driveway), Occidental CA Don’t miss your last chance to bring … Read more

New Multimedia Series on WATER

What is your relationship with water? Do you know where your water comes from or how it gets to you? For the most part, modern developed societies have taken water … Read more

Dan Hoyle show – Nov 11-12

Dan Hoyle dazzled us with his opening monologue at Chautauqua this year and we’ve decided to bring him back for his full solo show this November! Dan garnered critical acclaim … Read more

Beaver Mania Hits the News!

Since our announcement in July about the State’s monumental decision to fund the creation of a new Beaver Restoration Program to be led by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, … Read more