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A very special native plant Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer

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



Sunday, January 21, 2018   9:30 AM -12 PM


HERB WALK  at the Ventura River Preserve

Ojai native plant guide Lanny Kaufer has been leading “Herb Walks” in Ojai and the surrounding area for over 40 years.  Lanny has been a strong supporter of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC) for many years.  Once a year he generously offers to lead a hike as part of our All About Ojai environmental learning series.  This year he will lead a Native Plant walk on the Ventura River Preserve as a follow up to Julie Tumamait’s Chumash talk the day before.

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.

This once a year hike is free for OVLC members and $15 per person for non-members.  Participation is limited to 20 hikers and reservations are required! We will meet at the Oso Trailhead.  This is a moderate walk on uneven ground so bring water and wear sturdy shoes and sun protection.   For more information or to make a reservation contact Marti Reid at 805 649-6852 ext. 2 or or sign up on the website

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