OAEC - the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center

Give an OAEC Cookbook “Biodiversity Gift Packet” for the holidays!

OAEC Cookbook cover

Pre-order the OAEC Cookbook now until December 15th, and receive a free Biodiversity Gift Packet in time for the holidays*!

Give the Gift Packet as a prelude, and we’ll send your friends and family a copy of the book when it prints this Spring.

The Biodiversity Gift Packet includes:

  • Sample recipes from the OAEC Cookbook
  • A matching gift card
  • A packet of seeds grown here at OAEC
  • A copy of the Cookbook mailed to your loved ones in March

Plant the seeds now, and when the book comes out in the Spring, your ingredients will be ready and waiting in the garden! Thanks for sharing in our excitement and supporting the work of OAEC.

*NOTE: There is a glitch in our e-store that does not allow a gift recipient’s name to accompany the shipping address. To ship the Gift Packet to someone other than yourself, please email cookbook@oaec.org after ordering online with the name of your gift recipient, along with any text you would like written in the gift card. Sorry for the inconvenience of this extra step. We look forward to hearing from you personally.

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Coming Soon: New OAEC Website! 

  New OAEC website

In early January, we will be proudly launching a redesigned website that better tells the story of our work, the world that OAEC envisions, and how that vision shapes our projects and programs.

The new site organizes our work and reveals our paradigm in an innovate, more intuitive way. We restructured our top navigation and webpages so that you will be more easily able to find the content that you are looking for on OAEC.org.

New OAEC website




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