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.
What watershed do you live in?
OAEC is located within Russian River Watershed, specifically, the Dutchbill Creek sub-basin.
This double-sided Russian River Watershed map includes a wideangle topo view of the entire range spanning several counties. The flipside shows the various creek/tributary sub-watershed territories of the Russian River, including our home Dutchbill Creek. This map is perfect for local naturalists and teachers – in the side bars are eco-logical literacy practice questions and activities for getting to know your own watershed.
This map was compiled and printed in collaboration with resident David Berman, the Sonoma Ecology Center, Russian Riverkeepers, Russian River Watershed Association, Sonoma Water, 34 North Cartography and the Environmental Funding Committee.
Donations offset the cost of printing and support the work of the OAEC WATER Institute.