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Slow it. Spread it. Sink it. Drink it!We are so excited to introduce our newest merch: the WATER bottle. A 20 oz vacuum insulated, classic style water bottle by Klean Kanteen. All proceeds benefit OAEC’s WATER Institute.To purchase, visit nursery.oaec.org/product/water-institute-klean-kanteen-water-bottle/ ... See MoreSee Less
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In the summer of 1994, a group of friends who knew each other from activist circles and cultural events pooled their resources to form the intentional community known as Sowing Circle and co-founded OAEC. In three (what seem like short) decades, OAEC has grown from its humble beginnings into a beloved resource for community leaders and social justice groups seeking to ground their work in ecological literacy, place-based knowledge and integrative design throughout the Bay Area and beyond.We owe an immense debt of gratitude to all who have come before us – from the Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo first peoples who have tended this land since time immemorial to the Farallons Institute who laid the groundwork in the 70’s for the bustling center of regenerative thinking we now call OAEC. Thousands upon thousands of students, volunteers, friends and visitors have dug their hands into this soil – both literal and figurative – and have collectively cultivated OAEC’s fertile ground that has borne so much fruit! We are honored and humbled to have had the privilege of living on, learning from, caring for, and sharing with others this precious land we call home.In the coming months, we hope to share with you some stories from memory lane as we celebrate our 30 years of accomplishments and vision forward to what OAEC can become in the next 30!Commemorative artwork created by the ever-talented Catherine Sieck 💛 ... See MoreSee Less
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This week, OAEC Executive Director Dave Henson and staff member Hannah Wilton visited the State Capitol on behalf of OAEC to accept the 2024 Nonprofit of the Year for Senate District 2 award. Thank you to Senator Mike McGuire for recognizing OAEC and to the California Association of Nonprofits for hosting the award luncheon! ... See MoreSee Less
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Come get your PERENNIAL runner beans before we run out! Most people are aware of Scarlet Runner Beans but there are actually many varieties. We put six different colors in each six pack. This is an amazingly versatile bean; you can eat its flowers, young shoots, young pods that are eaten like a snap beans and beans, both fresh and dried and all parts of it (the roots are not edible) are delicious. ... See MoreSee Less
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OAEC News

Brock Dolman Featured on Two Podcasts

WATER Institute Co-Director and OAEC Co-Founder Brock Dolman has been busy! He recently participated in two podcasts which we recommend listening to! In the first, Permaculture Perspectives, Brock speaks with … Read more

It’s OAEC’s 30th Anniversary!

Celebrating OAEC’s 30th Anniversary! Thirty years ago this summer, a group of friends who knew each other from activist circles and cultural events pooled their resources to form the intentional … Read more

OAEC chosen as Nonprofit of the Year for 2nd Senate District!

The Occidental Arts & Ecology Center (OAEC) is immensely humbled to be chosen by Senate Pro Tempore Mike McGuire as the 2024 Nonprofit of the Year for Senate District 2*. … Read more

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