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.
The Mediterranean climate of central and northern California, with its rainy winters and dry summers, creates water supply challenges for both humans and wildlife. In Bodega Valley, all water extractions affect the flow of Salmon Creek, either directly or indirectly through cumulative impacts. The Bodega Valley Rainwater Catchment & Alternative Water Supply Program is an example of a multi-pronged, community-based program to provide enhanced water security for residents and help restore stream flows during the dry summer months. This article describes the coordinated community planning, funding, and implementation of more than 12 different roof water harvesting systems for both private residential homes, the Bodega Fire Department, and several local dairy operations.