Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

  • Grant:
    General Operating Support
    Ecological Agriculture
    Occidental, CA

Located on 80-acres of gardens, meadows, and oak, fir and redwood forests, OAEC is a nonprofit education and community organizing center and organic farm in Northern California’s Sonoma County.

In this epoch of ‘peak everything’ and human-caused climate change, OAEC's programs combine research, demonstration, education, and organizing to help secure a just transition to regionally-based, ecologically, economically and culturally sustainable communities.  OAEC works to cultivate social change by working directly with communities to inspire, train, and support the development of sustainable solutions that emerge from the community itself.    By weaving together the objectives of its core programs, OAEC promotes a systemic approach that produces far more than the sum of its practices.