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Harvesting and Processing Herbs Class

Harvesting and Processing Herbs Class

June 9 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

Please join me on June 9 as I lead a class on “Harvesting and Processing Herbs” as part of the Introductory Course to Herbalism at Ema’s Herbs in Ventura. Come learn about the guidelines, methods, timing, and other aspects of creating your home herbal apothecary with local edible and medicinal flora of Southern California.

Ema’s Herbs is offering an 8-month course that focuses on Herbal Medicine Preparation, Holistic Health Principles, and Herbal Traditions for the Bioregion. Starting in May, and going until November, Ema’s Herbs will help people access herbal knowledge to address health needs and support each of their communities to uplift those around them. My classes on May 19, June 9, and October 6 are part of that course. NOTE: Enrollment is closed for the full 8-month course but you can drop in to any class for a $20 fee.

Lanny Kaufer of HerbWalks.com has been leading herb walks, nature hikes, and workshops in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties since 1976, educating hundreds of residents and visitors on the edible and medicinal flora of the area. He holds a biology degree from UC Santa Cruz and is the author of Medicinal Herbs of California: A Field Guide to Common Healing Plants (Falcon Guides, 2021). Lanny hosts the Ojai Herbal Symposium, most recently held in Krotona Hall in November, 2023, and returning on May 31, 2025. Lanny is on the faculty of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at California State University, Channel Islands. He serves as chief consultant on medicinal plants for the Swimmer Medicinal Garden in Playa Vista, CA.

Lanny specializes in making learning about edible and medicinal plants accessible and fun for people of all ages. He acquired much of his plant knowledge in field study with well-known herbalists and ethnobotanists, including in the 1970s with the late William LeSassier and the late Chumash plant expert Juanita Centeno. He has co-led workshops, field classes and expeditions with noted experts such as the late herbalist and author Michael Moore, author-herbalist Michael Tierra, author-herbalist Amanda McQuade Crawford, Professor Emeritus James Adams of USC School of Pharmacy, Chumash educators and siblings Julie Tumamait-Stenslie and Patrick Tumamait, author-survivalist Christopher Nyerges, and others. 

Drop-in tickets for this event are on sale for $20 at the Eventbrite checkout form below or at this ticketing page. Or for more information visit this event page. If you have any further questions, please email Donna Nicholson, Event Coordinator, at info.emasherbs@gmail.com.

$20 drop-in fee

Ema’s Herbs

(805) 648-6426

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