The public is invited to take a two-hour tour of the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, which does not have regular visiting hours. The tour will start with an introduction to the Center’s organic gardens and borderline wetlands, and will also include information on educational programs and resident intentional community.
OAEC is a nonprofit organizing and education center and organic farm inNorthern California’s Sonoma County. It 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.