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 […]

Join Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer and special guest Professor James Adams of USC School of Pharmacy on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a Spring Medicinal Plant Workshop based on his ground-breaking pharmacological studies on local native plants.  The plant identification session will take place on the pathways at the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s Cluff […]

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 […]

Following his sold-out presentation in February, chaparral ecologist and author Richard Halsey will return to Ojai to join native plant guide Lanny Kaufer for a fire ecology field workshop on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. entitled “Fire Walk With Us” (with apologies to David Lynch’s 1992 film of a similar name). This event […]

Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer is pleased to announce an herb walk and native plant sale at Arroyo Hondo Preserve on Saturday, June 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Considered by many to be the jewel of the Gaviota Coast, the preserve is managed by The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County and features a […]

The Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer program will make its way up the scenic Maricopa Highway to Pine Mountain on Sunday, June 24, for a Summer Solstice Nature Hike. Attendees will visit some of the most spectacular scenery and natural habitat that Ventura County has to offer with Ojai native plant guide and Herb Walks […]

Join Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer and special guests James Adams, PhD, of USC School of Pharmacy and plant educator Enrique Villaseñor for a Fall Medicinal Plant Workshop on Saturday, October 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop will be based on Dr. Adams’ ground-breaking pharmacological studies on local native plants as […]

The first ever Ojai Herbal Symposium will take place from Friday evening, November 16, through Sunday evening, November 18, on the theme of  “Natural Resilience.” The Symposium will present respected experts, authors, and speakers from across the spectrum of modern herbalism, pharmacy, integrative medicine, Oriental medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, and Chumash healing. Classes will be accessible […]

With the weekend workers in mind, on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, Ojai naturalist Lanny Kaufer will lead a group 2 miles into Matilija Campground in the heart of the Matilija Wilderness, one of his favorite locations in the Los Padres National Forest. The views of the surrounding mountains are stunning and there is a great diversity of riparian and […]

Thanks to a wet winter and spring, the wildflowers and herbs in the mountains above Ojai are thriving as we approach the summer months. Join native plant guide Lanny Kaufer on Saturday, June 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a Nature Hike to Potrero John Camp, deep in the Sespe Wilderness of the Los […]