What to Expect

Overnight visitors to OAEC sleep in beautiful, spacious guest accommodations overlooking our gardens. Alternately, you are welcome to camp in our Wildlands Preserve. Our accommodations are clean, lovely and spacious, with easy access to modern bathroom facilities. You will enjoy three delicious, organic, hearty vegetarian meals a day, with produce sourced from our gardens and orchards or from local farms.

Visitor Information


This meeting is for a select group of women leaders in agriculture by invitation only*.  The workshop, including meals and overnight accommodations at OAEC, is grant funded and free to attend.  As a gesture of commitment, a $100 deposit is required to reserve your space which will be refunded to you upon arrival.


*If you are a women actively farming or ranching in California and are interested in attending this Advocacy Skills Training, please contact Kendall Dunnigan kendall@oaec.org to inquire if space is available.


This collaborative training is sponsored by CalCAN, Threshold Foundation, and Occidental Arts & Ecology Center.


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This powerful training and networking opportunity includes:

• Advocacy Skills Training – Boost advocacy skills for women passionate about regenerative ranching and farming to amplify their leadership in their districts to move forward just and responsive policy (power mapping, talking to policy makers, talking to the media

• Personal Agency – Enhance strategic thinking to enable advocates to optimize their strength, passion, time, and resources toward effective change making.

• Networking and Mentoring – Provide a relaxed, inspiring environment for participants to weave new stories about women’s leadership in regenerative agriculture and ranching; share experiences, skills, and leadership opportunities.






For questions regarding course content, please contact Kendall Dunnigan kendall@oaec.org.

For general questions regarding OAEC or for help with registration, please contact the main OAEC office at oaec@oaec.org or call (707)874-1557 x10