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Occidental Arts & Ecology Center

2019 Update

  Dear Friends and Supporters, We are proud of the work we have done this year, advancing bold and successful… Read More >

Seed Swappin’

One of the goals of our Mother Garden Biodiversity & Nursery program is to conserve agricultural biodiversity and share it with… Read More >

OAEC seeds
CA decentralized water council
Adam Wolpert pond series
potable water

Join the “Chautauqua Circle”

Thank you to everyone who attended our 13th Annual Chautauqua Revue this past weekend! Despite the heavy lifting required to bring into the… Read More >

Chautauqua Sisters
Food For Thought garden

Perennials You Can Plant Now

If you’re an avid gardener, you are probably about to get your Fall and Winter annuals into the ground, or have already… Read More >

New OAEC Guest Housing

We are thrilled to announce the completion of our three new guest housing units, built to provide beautiful and comfortable accommodations for… Read More >

OAEC guest housing

Drought Action

These are extraordinary times in California–especially in the Dutch Bill Creek Watershed, where OAEC is located, and the watersheds surrounding… Read More >

cracked earth

OAEC Nursery Staff Spotlights

Behind the scenes at OAEC are dozens of talented hourly and part-time staff members. Here are some of the wonderful people who give their… Read More >

OAEC nursery
Storytelling OAEC
Resilient Schools
Bodega Volunter Fire Department Rain Water System
Olivia Rathbone
OAEC Plant Sale