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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

On Wednesday evening, August 14, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Ojai native plant educator Lanny Kaufer will continue what has become a fun and popular new monthly activity. He’ll lead an Herb Walk up to a vista point above the Ojai Valley where participants can watch the simultaneous sunset and moonrise. Following the walk is […]

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 […]