Ojai’s native plant educator Lanny Kaufer is kicking off his 41st year of leading interpretive walks and hikes on Monday, February 20, with a nature hike and foraging expedition on West Sulphur Mountain Trail in the Casitas Springs area between Ventura and Ojai. He will identify wild native and naturalized plants in riparian, oak woodland, […]

Celebrate the Spring Equinox with Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer enjoying some botanizing, sightseeing, and nature exploration on the East Shore Trail at beautiful Lake Casitas from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. Hikers can expect to find edible and medicinal wild plants, see the waterbirds, and enjoy the scenery. The […]

Thanks to ample winter rain, Santa Barbara’s San Antonio Creek is flowing again like days of old, surrounded by Miner’s Lettuce, Thistles, Mustard, Malva, and other edible greens. Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer, now in his 41st year of leading interpretive hikes, will host a 3-hour Herb Walk there on Saturday, March 11, from […]

OJAI HERB WALK AT PRIVATE RANCH ON SATURDAY, APRIL 8 Ojai native plant educator Lanny Kaufer is pleased to announce that he has been offered the opportunity to lead an herb walk on a beautiful private ranch in the Ojai mountains. The walk will take place on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 […]

ROSE VALLEY FALLS NATURE HIKE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 9 Ojai native plant educator Lanny Kaufer will lead his annual Nature Hike to Rose Valley Falls on Sunday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will experience a local scenic wonder and learn about Rose Valley’s diverse plant communities. The day will begin with […]

EARTH DAY HERB HIKE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 23 Celebrate Earth Day on an educational Herb Hike to Matilija Campground with Ojai native plant educator Lanny Kaufer on Sunday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. “This trail will take us into the Matilija Wilderness,” explained Kaufer, “one of my favorite locations in the Los Padres National Forest. The […]

Join Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer on Memorial Day Monday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a 5-mile Nature Hike to the El Nido Meadow on the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Ventura River Preserve. Hikers will visit several different plant habitats including riparian, chaparral and oak woodland. After rock-hopping across the Ventura […]

HEALTH CLASSIC HERB WALK AND SLIDESHOW TALK ON SATURDAY, JUNE 3 Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer will join the faculty of the 25th Annual Health Classic at the beautiful La Casa De Maria Retreat Center in Montecito on Saturday, June 3, from 11:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. His program will consist of an Herb Walk on the […]

Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer’s Herb Walks series will present clinical herbalist Jess Starwood in her first Ojai workshop on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Starwood is the owner of SunRaven Apothecary in Moorpark, California where she can be found brewing up herbal elixirs, teas and tonics, or leading group hikes, workshops and nature adventures. With her lifelong […]

Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer has arranged with author Obi Kaufmann for an intimate event in Ojai on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at the Ventura River Preserve and a downtown indoor location. This unique workshop will be of great interest to naturalists and artists alike. Obi will join Lanny on a nature walk in the morning and then share the […]