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.
Thanks for your interest in taking a Permaculture Design course at OAEC. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, this course has been cancelled.
We hope to be able to offer courses in 2021 and we encourage you to add your name to the list for next year, dates TBA. Due to the uncertainty of the situation, we are not requesting a deposit to pre-register at this time. We will be appropriately cautious about re-opening the OAEC site to guests and will let you know if and when we intend to move forward. Once we set dates for next year, we will contact you and ask for payment to confirm your commitment.
Add your name to the list for a 2021 course here.