Occidental Arts and Ecology Center


Located on 80 scenic acres in western Sonoma County, the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center is a non-profit organization, education center, and organic farm.

The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OEAC) was established in 1994 by a group of farmers, activists, horticulturists, and educators seeking to address environmental concerns. Today, the group advocates for social change and seeks to discover methods to keep democratic societies ecologically sustainable amidst a corporate economy.

The center does not open for regular business hours. For appointments, visitors can call the office on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The center offers interactive programs that demonstrate the results of their research. Seasonally, the center also hosts plant sales of their varieties of California plant species. Finally, the Center offers the Chautauqua Series Program which explores the 100 year history of this culture.

From the San Francisco International Airport, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center is an 80-minute drive to the north. The center is located on Coleman Valley Road past Freestone. A wooden sign marks the entrance to OAEC. Nearby, visitors can find other attractions such as Viansa Winery, Olompali State Historic Park, San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park.

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