Occidental Arts & Ecology Center

Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 in Blog | No Comments

I visited the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center on Wednesday March 2nd. It was a volunteer day so I got to help plant seedlings and got to know a few of the people who work or live there.

OAEC is a nonprofit organizing and education center and organic farm in Northern California’s Sonoma County. OAEC was founded in 1994 by a group of biologists, horticulturists, educators, activists, and artists seeking innovative and practical approaches to the pressing environmental and economic crises of our day.

Much of the Center’s work addresses the challenges of creating democratic communities that are ecologically, economically and culturally sustainable in an increasingly privatized and corporatized economy and culture.

OAEC’s programs combine research, demonstration, education, and organizing to develop collaborative, community-based strategies for positive social change and effective environmental stewardship.

They recently built a new nursery and greenhouse which are amazing. More photos here.