Celebrating Earth Day 4-22-18 | Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer

Event Details

Celebrate Earth Day in Ojai with an Herb Walk on the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Ventura River Preserve with native plant guide Lanny Kaufer and a friendly group of like-minded nature lovers and students of the Earth. This walk will take place on Sunday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by an optional lunch gathering at Farmer and the Cook Cafe in Meiners Oaks for further discussion, sharing and camaraderie.

Lanny Kaufer

On this walk, Kaufer will identify, demonstrate and discuss the many uses of wild plants for foragers, herbalists, and naturalists seeking out plants for food, first aid, home remedies, survival, crafts, ceremony and more. Poisonous plants will also be identified.

Trailside discussion will include humankind’s role in the ecological balance, sustainable foraging, fire ecology, Chumash plant uses, and other topics generated by the participants. The walk will begin at the Riverview Trailhead on Rice Road in Meiners Oaks just south of the intersection of Rice and El Roblar Drive. Once down a short but steep hill into the river bottom, this will be an easy-paced walk of about 1.5 miles on a level trail, suitable for hikers of all abilities, returning to the trailhead at 12 noon.

The cost is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for students 13-18. Kids 5-12 can go free, one per adult, by prior arrangement. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No dogs or smoking, please. Payment by cash or check is accepted on the morning of the walk.

Registration at HerbWalks.com or 805-646-6281. There is no prepayment required, just a promise to notify Kaufer in a timely fashion if your plans change. Registrants will receive a confirmation email several days before with all necessary info and a follow-up email afterwards with plant list and other info.
Please note: This hike will go on RAIN OR SHINE with the exception of a heavy downpour that morning and/or a 100% chance of heavy rain that day. 
Calendar Info:
• Earth Day Herb Walk in Ojai with Lanny Kaufer
• Ventura River Preserve
Sunday, April 22,  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
• Learn many uses of wild plants for food, home remedies, landscaping and more
• $20/adults, $15/seniors 62-and-older, and $10/students 13-18.
• Optional lunch discussion at Farmer & the Cook 12:00-1:30 p.m.
• Register at HerbWalks.com or call 805-646-6281

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