Native Plant Walk for OVLC’s “All About Ojai” series

January 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ventura River Preserve, Oso Trailhead
727 Oso Rd
Ojai, CA 93023
$15, free for OVLC members
Marti Reid

With the scenic Topa Topa Mountains in the background, Lanny (up ahead in dark blue shirt) leads a group of OVLC participants on the Ventura River Preserve in February, 2016.

Please join me for a Native Plant Walk on the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC)’s Ventura River Preserve. This is an OVLC event, part of their ongoing “All About Ojai” Environmental Learning Series. The walk is Part 2 of a weekend event featuring Chumash elder Julie Tumamait-Stenslie.

Part 1: Julie Tumamait

Saturday, January 20   10:00 a.m. – 12:oo p.m.
OVLC Office
370 W. Baldwin Road, Bldg. A4

Part 2: Lanny Kaufer

Sunday, January 21    9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Oso Trailhead, Ventura River Preserve

Lanny (right) discussing Yerba Santa on the Ventura River Preserve. Photo: Harold Wissell

We will identify native and non-native plants, both beneficial and poisonous, focusing on those discussed by Julie on Saturday. I will demonstrate uses and discuss sustainable harvesting of wild plants for foragers, herbalists, survivalists and others, including information learned firsthand from Juanita Centeno, the late Chumash plant expert with whom I studied and collaborated. NOTE: Harvesting is not permitted on the Preserve except for small quantities by designated guides for educational purposes.

Registration for the walk is through the OVLC office. Once the event appears on their website, the REGISTER link below will take you directly there.  In the meantime, please contact Marti Reid, OVLC Office Manager at 805-649-6852 or to sign up. Space is limited. The walk is free for OVLC members and $15 for the general public.


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