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.
Come explore OAEC's 80-acre demonstration site in western Sonoma County, California. Our Sunday tours showcase our organic gardens and orchards, intentional community and programs. The terrain is very hilly and unpaved, with dirt or gravel paths. Sturdy shoes, brimmed hat or warm layers (depending on weather) and water bottles are recommended.
Please use the 2nd driveway and park in the upper lot, near the greenhouses. Tours begin and end at the nursery.
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DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, OAEC’S PUBLIC TOURS ARE CANCELLED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE QUARANTINE. Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on social media for the latest updates.
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, OAEC’S PRIVATE TOURS ARE CANCELLED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE QUARANTINE.
We offer private tours for a fee, but cannot guarantee availability. Please fill out this Private Tour Request Form to inquire. Include your preferred date(s), number in your party, your interests for a tour at OAEC, and any organizational affiliations.