Arroyo Hondo Preserve Herb Walk and Native Plant Sale | Saturday 9-7-19

Event Details

The Arroyo Hondo Preserve is an amazing example of California’s biodiversity. The lushness of the landscape and the variety of plants and plant communities at the Preserve are exceptional. It’s no surprise that it’s been described as “the jewel of the Gaviota Coast.” So Ojai native plant educator Lanny Kaufer is going back once more in 2019, this time hoping to find a few pears still hanging on the 200-year-old “Padre Pear” tree. He’ll lead the Arroyo Hondo Preserve Herb Walk and Native Plant Sale on Saturday, September 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The cost for the day is $30 for adults, $25 for seniors 62-and-up, and $15 for students 13-17. Kids 5-12 can come along for free, one per adult, pending request and approval. The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County also requests a suggested $5 donation at the site to cover stewardship of the land. There is no pre-payment required to register. Once registered attendees will receive an email during the week prior to the walk with more information and directions to Arroyo Hondo. No dogs or smoking are allowed.

Participants will receive an email afterwards with notes and a complete list of all plants and animals observed.


  • Arroyo Hondo Preserve Herb Walk and Native Plant Sale with Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer and grower John Warner
  • Saturday, September 7, 2019   10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Identify edible and medicinal plants of the Gaviota Coast, learn ecology of Arroyo Hondo Preserve, buy native plants direct from the grower, and sample pears from a 200-years old tree 
  • Cost: $30 adults, $25 seniors 62-up, $15 students 13-17. Kids 5-12 free, one per adult, by arrangement.
  • Register at or by phone at 805-646-6281

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