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Green Full Moon Sunset Nature Hike & After-Party

March 17, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm

$35

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’ll lead a Green Full Moon Sunset Nature Hike on Thursday evening, March 17, from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. We’ll gradually walk about 1.5 miles on a well used dirt road with gradual elevation gain to the vista point above the Ojai Valley where we can watch the sunset and moonrise. The sun will sink below the horizon at about 6:45 p.m. and the full moon will rise at about 7:10 p.m., giving us a nice window of time to take it all in. Registrants will receive instructions on where to park, what to bring, etc. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the “wearin’ of the green.”

After witnessing the setting of the sun and rising of the moon, we’ll walk back to the trailhead by moonlight and flashlight, returning to the trailhead between 7:45 and 8:00 p.m.

Then at 8:00 p.m. you’re invited to join me and Rondia on Bryant Street at Ojai Valley Brewery‘s heated outdoor dining area where brewmaster Jeremy Haffner and his staff will be pouring his amazing locally-sourced beers, ales. stouts and non-alcoholic beverages. They will have a St. Paddy’s Day party going on with music and Irish food. PLEASE NOTE: The admission fee for the hike does not include food and beverages at Ojai Valley Brewery.

We’ll stop along the trail to meet some valuable green plants including:

Elderberry
Coastal Sagebrush
Prickly-Pear Cactus
Horehound
Chia Sage
Black Sage and
Purple Sage

Jeremy’s brews at Ojai Valley Brewery change with the seasons and reflect the plants of Ojai. Three staples you’re likely to find on his list any time of year are Sugar Bush IPA, brewed with wild local Ojai “Sugar Bush” sumac; White Pixie Ale, brewed with Pixie tangerine zests and orchard blossoms; and an amazing Chaparral Ale flavored and bittered with white sage, black sage, and local sagebrush instead of the usual hops. Jeremy describes it as “built to mimic the scent on Shelf Road.” That’s where we’ll be walking! Non-alcoholic offerings also change with the seasons and may include an Elderflower-Blackberry Spritzer.

I will have copies of my new book, Medicinal Herbs of California, with me for sale and signing. The book is also available at Ojai Valley Brewery.

REGISTRATION INFO:
The cost for the hike is $35/person. Senior, student and child discounts are available by request. Paid registrants will receive a confirmation email a few days prior to the event with all necessary info, including what to bring, weather forecast, and directions to the trailhead. Afterwards, they also will receive a follow-up email with a list of all plants and wildlife seen.

No dogs or smoking, please. Light rain will not cancel. Heavy rain will.

Please use the REGISTER button at top or bottom of this page to sign up before clicking on the PayPal link at bottom of the page to secure your space. The PayPal cost includes their fee. If you prefer, when you register you may request instructions for mailing in a check for $35/person.

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Details

Date:
March 17, 2022
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Cost:
$35
Website:
HerbWalks.com

Organizer

Lanny Kaufer
Phone:
8056466281
Email:
register@herbwalks.com
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