OAEC supports diverse communities to design their own regenerative systems at the regional and local scale.
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 a video tour and beautiful photographs of our Guest Houses, Meeting Room, Bathhouse, Kitchen & Dining Room, Mother Garden and more.
New in 2017: Now open every weekend April-October, Saturdays & Sundays from 10am-5pm! Our nursery specializes in open-pollinated perennials including edible landscaping plants, rare and endangered food crops, drought tolerant ornamentals and habitat plants. Join us for our three special Plant Sale Events focused on annual plants for starting your seasonal vegetable gardens.
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.
Our School Garden Teacher Training supports schools to integrate the school garden into multiple subject areas using place-based, experiential learning.
NEW in 2017! The OAEC Nursery will be open every weekend April-October!
While our Annual Plant Sale Events are focused mainly on annual starts for planting out your seasonal garden, these additional weekends between sales are an opportunity to peruse our vast inventory of perennial plants throughout the season. We boast the widest selection of perennial food crops in the Bay Area for permaculture design, as well as many rare and unusual medicinal and culinary herbs, habitat plants for pollinators, and ornamentals for drought tolerant landscapes. We also specialize in Salvias, with a collection of 35 species to choose from! All offerings are propagated from plants in our Mother Garden and Nursery.
Sample Inventory Lists:
Generally, our pricing is determined by the size of the container. However, our more rare plants may be priced individually. Proceeds benefit OAEC’s non-profit work through the Mother Garden Biodiversity Program.
|Jumbo Six Packs||$4.50|
|1 Gallon Pots||$9.25|
Second OAEC driveway
15290 Coleman Valley Road
Occidental, CA 95465
Nursery Phone: (707) 874-9591
Other sustainability practices include:
See mature plants (cultivated in our Nursery) thriving in our gardens and landscapes by taking a tour of OAEC! Though we are generally not open for drop-in visitors, we offer tours on Sundays at 1pm every 1st and 3rd Sunday April 1st-Oct 31st (no tour April 14.)