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Sunset Moonrise Herb Walk in Ojai with Lanny Kaufer: Monday, July 15, 2019

Sunset Moonrise Herb Walk in Ojai with Lanny Kaufer: Monday, July 15, 2019

Ojai herbalist Lanny Kaufer’s March and April Full Moon Sunset Nature Walks were so much fun he’s doing one again on the night before the July full moon. The following night, though technically the official full moon, would have the group out too late for most people on a weeknight. On Monday, July 15, the […]

Summer Solstice Nature Hike on Pine Mountain Sunday June 23

Summer Solstice Nature Hike on Pine Mountain Sunday June 23

Celebrate the Summer Solstice on Sunday, June 23, with a Nature Hike on Pine Mountain led by native plant educator Lanny Kaufer. He’ll visit some of the most spectacular scenery and habitat that Ventura County has to offer just when many late spring wildflowers are blooming at an elevation of 7000 feet.  According to Craig Carey, author of Hiking and Backpacking Santa […]

Nature Hike to Potrero John Camp in the Sespe Wilderness

Nature Hike to Potrero John Camp in the Sespe Wilderness

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 […]

Obi Kaufmann and The State of Water | Herbwalks June 29th

Obi Kaufmann and The State of Water | Herbwalks June 29th

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 […]

Memorial Day Nature Hike in Matilija Canyon | May 27, 2019

Memorial Day Nature Hike in Matilija Canyon | May 27, 2019

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 […]

Bounty of a Working Medicinal Herb Garden on Saturday, April 27, 2019

Bounty of a Working Medicinal Herb Garden on Saturday, April 27, 2019

Gardener/herbalist Carol Wade and native plant guide Lanny Kaufer invite you to join them on Saturday, April 27, for a workshop at Ojai’s Earth Island Medicinal Herb Garden — miraculously spared by the 2017 fire — to appreciate the nature still standing, the resiliency of the natural world and of our human bodies, and the […]

Full Moon Sunset Nature Walk on April 18, 2019

Full Moon Sunset Nature Walk on April 18, 2019

The Supermoon Sunset Nature Walk led by local naturalist Lanny Kaufer in March was a great success except for one thing. Although it was a beautiful evening with a great group, clouds on the eastern horizon obscured the view of the moonrise until the group was back down the hill off the trail. So in […]

Spring Medicinal Plant Workshop on Saturday, April 6, 2019

Spring Medicinal Plant Workshop on Saturday, April 6, 2019

There must be a reason why Ojai herbalist and native plant guide Lanny Kaufer has been inviting Professor James Adams of USC School of Pharmacy to Ojai again and again for the past seven years, filling the events each time. Could it be that Dr. Adams has a unique perspective on plant medicine that is […]

Foraging and Survival Field Workshop with Christopher Nyerges on Saturday, March 9

Foraging and Survival Field Workshop with Christopher Nyerges on Saturday, March 9

Join Ojai’s Lanny Kaufer and his very special guest Christopher Nyerges for a field workshop on Saturday, March 9, to learn foraging and survival skills. The workshop will begin with a morning plant walk on the Ventura River Preserve followed by an afternoon workshop at Euterpe Farms. Participants will learn to identify wild edible greens […]

San Antonio Creek Herb Walk on February 18, 2019

San Antonio Creek Herb Walk on February 18, 2019

Ojai herbologist and 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. With weekend workers in mind, he will lead a 3-hour Herb Walk there on Monday, February 18, Presidents’ Day, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. […]