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Arroyo Hondo Preserve Herb Walk and Native Plant Sale | Saturday July 20

Arroyo Hondo Preserve Herb Walk and Native Plant Sale | Saturday July 20

Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer will lead an Herb Walk at Arroyo Hondo Preserve on the Gaviota Coast north of Santa Barbara on Saturday, July 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The walk will conclude with a direct-from-the-grower native plant sale hosted by Santa Barbara Natives (SBN), a native plant nursery founded by […]

Celebrate Oxnard’s Diversity at the 23rd Annual Multicultural Festival 10-6-18

Celebrate Oxnard’s Diversity at the 23rd Annual Multicultural Festival 10-6-18

OXNARD, California.– Celebrate Oxnard’s cultural diversity at the 23rd Annual Multicultural Festival on, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Plaza Park, 500 S. C. Street.  Admission is free. The Multicultural Festival features a variety of fun, educational activities, entertainment and exhibits for all ages.  This year, the festival’s theme is […]

Ojai Herbal Symposium on “Natural Resilience” to be held November 16-18, 2018

Ojai Herbal Symposium on “Natural Resilience” to be held November 16-18, 2018

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 […]

Summer Medicinal Plant Workshop Featuring USC Pharmacy Professor James Adams, 7-14-18

Summer Medicinal Plant Workshop Featuring USC Pharmacy Professor James Adams, 7-14-18

Following another sold-out workshop in April, Professor James Adams of USC School of Pharmacy will return to Ojai on Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a Summer Medicinal Plant Workshop as the guest of Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer’s Herb Walks series. The workshop will be based on Dr. Adams’ ground-breaking pharmacological studies on local native plants as […]

Recovering Gaviota: A Generational Perspective on Oil Pollution and the Environment

Recovering Gaviota: A Generational Perspective on Oil Pollution and the Environment

    Words and Photos, by David Pu’u                                                                                                      “People protect what they love” Jacques Yves Cousteau “How can people protect something which they do not know?” Jean Michel Cousteau, 2013 These words are emblazoned in my consciousness permanently. I saw the related concepts illustrated dramatically within the context of the recent Gaviota oil spill. […]

Spring is here! | Medicinal Plant Workshop featuring USC Professor James Adams 4-28-18

Spring is here! | Medicinal Plant Workshop featuring USC Professor James Adams 4-28-18

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 […]

Santa Barbara San Antonio Creek | Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer

Santa Barbara San Antonio Creek | Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer

Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer will make his annual visit  to his favorite Santa Barbara front-country trail on San Antonio Creek out of Tucker’s Grove County Park. He will lead a 3-hour Herb Walk there on Saturday, April 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  On this walk, he will identify, demonstrate and discuss the […]

ROCKET DAY- The Fires of Creation

ROCKET DAY- The Fires of Creation

On Saturday, November 18th from 11 am to 5 pm, Simi Valley Historical Society and Museum is hosting a one-of-a-kind event at Strathearn Historical Park: A celebration of the men and women who for 60 years worked in our local Aerospace Industry, creating the American Space Program This onetime event will include “Mission Control” in […]