What to Expect

Overnight visitors to OAEC sleep in beautiful 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.

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The workshop, including meals and overnight accommodations at OAEC, is grant-funded and free to attend. As a gesture of commitment, a $100 application deposit is required to reserve your space which will be refunded to you upon arrival or if you are not accepted into the program.

This meeting is for a select group of women leaders in agriculture who are actively farming or ranching in California. Priority registration will be given to women of color and women farmers and ranchers from under-represented parts of the state (non-coastal districts.) We aspire to gather a politically strategic cross-section of the agricultural community at this meeting.

If you are a women actively farming or ranching in California and are interested in attending this Advocacy Skills Training, please fill out the application form and place your deposit. Facilitator Kendall Dunnigan will get back to you during the week of October 1st to confirm eligibility and space availability. Please contact her if you have any questions kendall@oaec.org.

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 and eligibility, please contact Kendall Dunnigan kendall@oaec.org.

For general questions regarding OAEC or for technical help with the application process, please contact the main OAEC office at oaec@oaec.org or call (707)874-1557 x101.