To Our Ojai Community:

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we recover from the damage from the Thomas Fire on our trails. In the coming months trails will likely open and close depending on rain and changing trail conditions. Click here for current information and trail notifications »

All About Ojai: Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer

By on December 4, 2017 in All About Ojai, Events, News

Saturday, April 13 

9:30 am—12 pm

Park at Meiners Oaks Elementary and meet at the Ojai Meadows Preserve Lomita Entrance

This hike is free for OVLC members and $15 per person for non-members. Space is limited. Reservation’s required


Become a supporter of the OVLC!

Join us for an herb walk on the Ojai Meadows Preserve with native plant guide Lanny Kaufer. Lanny has been leading “Herb Walks” in Ojai and the surrounding area for over 40 years. This interpretive hike will have an emphasis on edible and medicinal plants, those classified as “herbs” for their culinary and medicinal properties. Lanny will discuss the plants’ traditional and modern uses for food, home remedies, botanical medicine, survival, wildcrafting, landscaping, camping, crafts, ceremony and more.

You’ll learn to positively identify native plants in their natural habitats including those suitable for foraging. You’ll also discover their roles in the ecology of the area.The walk is timed with the OVLC’s annual Native Plant Sale and will begin there to allow participants to make purchases.

Lanny Kaufer

Lanny is a retired public high school teacher with a Biology degree from the University of California, Lanny specializes in making learning about nature accessible and fun for people of all ages. He acquired much of his plant knowledge in field study with well-known herbalists and ethnobotanists and has co-led workshops, field classes and expeditions with noted experts such as the late Chumash teacher Juanita Centeno, the late herbalist and author Michael Moore, author-herbalist Michael Tierra, author-herbalist Amanda McQuade Crawford, Professor James Adams of USC School of Pharmacy, and Chumash educator Julie Tumamait-Stenslie. In 2015 Lanny began offering plant classes through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, a branch of the California State University, Channel Islands, Extended University program. Learn more at Lanny’s website,

Tags: , , , , , ,

About the Author

About the Author: .


If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Comments are closed.