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.
OAEC hosts public talks, movie screenings, performances and other events in Oak Hall as well as in our rustic outdoor North Garden Theater. Creative expression and dialogue are a reflection of place-based culture and these presentations characterize the value we place on the Arts as a form of community building. Learn more about the eclectic "Chautauqua Series" here.
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 for his smash hit of journalistic theater Border People. In 2020, a friend suggested that he do a new show about liberal white folks responding to the reckonings about race and power. Watch the trailer!
Tickets sliding scale $35 – $50
All ticket sales final
Occidental Arts & Ecology Center
15290 Coleman Valley Rd*
*Please carpool! Park in the upper parking lot, second entrance up the hill by the large greenhouses.