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“Medicinal Herbs of California” Zoom Slideshow Lecture
July 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$15
This online class is available to those 50 years of age and older who register with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University, Channel Islands. Here is a link to the OLLI homepage, including registration information. Here below is the class description from the Summer Taste of OLLI schedule.
Medicinal Herbs of California l Class 1019 Wednesday July 14, 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Chances are you were one of the Americans who spent over $8.8 billion on herbs and herbal supplements in 2018. Did you know that many wild California plants are medicinal herbs with long histories of use? Join this class to learn how to identify them, hear some of their lore, and discover the modern science supporting their roles as “ancient over-the-counter remedies.” Native plant researcher and educator Lanny Kaufer will share findings from his forthcoming book, Medicinal Herbs of California, due out in November from Falcon Guides (Globe Pequot Press).
Lanny Kaufer has been leading Herb Walks in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties since 1976, educating scores of locals and visitors on the flora of the area with a focus on herbs that can be used for food and medicine. Lanny has studied extensively in biology, naturopathic medicine, foraging, and medicinal plants. He earned a biology degree at the University of California and served as chief consultant on medicinal plants for the redesign of the Swimmer Medicinal Garden in Playa Vista. Lanny lives in Ojai with his wife Rondia.