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.
In 2013 Kate Lundquist and Brock Dolman co-authored this report on the historic evidence of beaver in the north coast of California where Coho salmon occur. Includes detailed maps, tables and appendices.
After many months of research, the WATER Institute has released its report re-evaluating the historic range of beaver where coho salmon occur. The WATER Institute collaborated with NOAA Fisheries, Sonoma State University and the Institute for Historic Ecology to produce a robust report on the multiple forms of evidence found. It also includes many maps, figures tables and several appendices that go into detail about the benefits of beaver, other efforts in the west to incorporate beaver into restoration as well as the history of beaver planting in CA.
This report was made possible by the generous support of The Nature Conservancy, The Patagonia Foundation and the 11th Hour Foundation.