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The quest for net zero in Sonoma

OWA 2022 Annual Retreat

16-18 September 2022
Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma, California,


The Program

Ann Edminster, Design AVEnues, will be our inspirational speaker on zero carbon building and the reason it is now the focus of the energy community in California and beyond.

Art project

Ann Wright and Betty Woo will organize a fabric collage and quilt art project.


Penny Opry, a local San Francisco band, will play music inspired by Tin Pan Alley, zydeco, blues, and rock and roll.


Delia Sayavedra, Sonoma Zumba, will lead our dance lesson. At the end of the weekend, on Sunday morning, Lisa Murray, Yoga Community, will lead us in a relaxing session of Yin yoga which targets connective tissue.

Book your reservation now: We have room for 50 guests. Accommodations include access to gardens, swimming pool, adobe dining hall, and shared bedrooms in rustic cabins which all set in beautiful, Sonoma, wine country. Financial assistance for scholarships is available for students and those without employment. We encourage participants to join OWA+DP.

Click here to fill out a registration form online and pay with PayPal or check.

Contact retreat coordinator T. Rachel Slonicki at Little Elephant Architecture with questions or to request a scholarship.

Join us for a weekend of conversation, fun, exercise, hiking, swimming, hot tub, massage, music, art, and delicious food. Give everybody a chance to know you better, develop closer ties with friends and colleagues, and return home inspired by new ideas from our group.

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