Nursery Featured in Made Local Magazine

Happy Birthday and congratulations to the Mother Garden turning 50 years old this summer! The Mother Garden, and its offspring, the Nursery were featured in the May/June 2024 issue of … Read more

Big day for beaver in the news

Two big beaver hits today! First up is an interview with Kate and Brock in The Los Angeles Times about beaver benefits to landscapes. The story is titled, “Restoring California … 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

Peak Plastic Foundation joins OAEC!

OAEC has brought on the Peak Plastic Foundation (PPF) as a new fiscally-sponsored project, continuing OAECā€™s involvement in the movement to end the plastic crisis. We are excited to support … Read more

ARTIFISHAL movie – Sept 30, 6pm – SOLD OUT!

Artifishal is a film about wild rivers and wild fish that explores the high costā€”ecological, financial and culturalā€”of our mistaken belief that engineered solutions can make up for habitat destruction. … Read more

OAEC Board Members on Resilience – watch videos

Resilience is a concept that we at OAEC think about a lot, even now as this “viral”, often co-optedĀ term has taken on so many different interpretations. Ā Nature’s resiliency mechanisms inspire … Read more

OAEC Cookbook: Summer Recipe & Civil Eats Article

Pictured: Flower Petal Pestos. Edible flowers, such as sunflower and nastutium, volunteer in legions in OAEC’sĀ temperate gardens. These brightly colored sauces in small quantities are most efficiently used as a … Read more

North Bay Woman Magazine Interviews Olivia Rathbone

OAEC CookbookĀ Co-AuthorĀ Olivia RathboneĀ on growing a farm-to-table garden for the home gardener: North Bay Woman (NBW)*: What does a good farm-to-table garden include? Rathbone: A diverse garden with a good mix … Read more

The OAEC Cookbook is Here! Plus: Sample Recipe

We are thrilled to announce that the long-awaited Occidental Arts & Ecology Center Cookbook has arrived! Published by Chelsea GreenĀ and with a foreword by Alice Waters, the Cookbook shares the … Read more

OAEC Cookbook Release: April 2015!

The Occidental Arts & Ecology Center Cookbook,Ā by the OAEC Staff Collective and Kitchen ManagerĀ Olivia Rathbone, is a collection of inventive recipes from OAEC — a renowned farm, educational retreat center, … Read more

Welcome to the New OAEC Website

Welcome to the new! We have spent the past year redesigning ourĀ websiteĀ toĀ better tell the story of the world that weĀ envision and how that vision shapes our projects and partnerships. … Read more