Obi Kaufmann and The State of Water | Herbwalks June 29


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Obi Kaufmann dives fearlessly and joyfully into the maelstrom that is The State of Water in California. Luscious illustrations reveal that joy, accompanied by text that faces historic challenges and a troubled future head on.” – David Carle, author of Introduction to Water in California

Author of the bestselling and award winning California Field Atlas, Obi Kaufmann will make a return appearance in Ojai on Saturday, June 29, on the statewide book tour for his next published work, The State of Water, Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource (HEYDAY, June 2019). Obi’s February 2018 visit here as the guest of Ojai’s Lanny Kaufer, included a nature walk, painting demonstration, and book signing. It was a sold-out event. This time Kaufer and Kaufmann will lead the group to a free-flowing stream in Matilija Canyon, the fitting place to learn about his latest book. The hike will be a fairly easy walk of one mile each way with one creek crossing.

This event will go on rain or shine with an added indoor morning session in case of rain. Registrants will receive confirmation and updates by email. For registration and information, visit HerbWalks.com.

  • Obi Kaufmann & The State of Water
  • Saturday, June 29 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Meet and hike with author-artist-naturalist Obi Kaufmann and local naturalist Lanny Kaufer
  • Painting demonstration and book signing
  • $30 for adults, $25 seniors 62-and-up, $15 for students 13-17. No dogs or smoking, please.
  • Register HerbWalks.com or call 805-646-6281

About Obi Kaufmann | An avid conservationist, Obi Kaufmann regularly travels around the state, speaking on issues of ecological restoration and preservation to such groups as the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildland Center, the Mojave Desert Land Trust, the Anza Borrego Foundation, the Mono Lake Committee, the Peninsula Open Space Trust and Friends of the River in Coloma. He is an illustrator for Bay Nature Magazine, the Berkeley Times, and Premium Arts, as well as a long-term collaborator with the men’s apparel brand INDIGOFERA. A life-long resident of California, Obi Kaufmann makes his home base in Oakland and is currently working on Field Atlases to come.


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