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Ojai Herb Walk at Libbey Park
May 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$25
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Beginning Sunday, April 11, 2021, I will lead a series of two-hour Ojai Urban Herb Walks on Sunday mornings in April and May in downtown Ojai. Meetup locations and itineraries will vary. We’ll walk less than a mile total distance and visit useful native and non-native plants in and around Libbey Park and the surrounding downtown area. Also included on some days: Cluff Vista Park and the Chumash Garden at the Ojai Valley Museum. See the schedule of events in the right sidebar for details of each walk.
The May 16 walk will start and end in Libbey Park. Stewart Creek, which runs through the park, has been replanted with native California plants over the years. Renovations are ongoing. The park provides an easy-to-access place to see how native plants do in urban landscapes. We’ll also see useful non-native plants such as rosemary and eucalyptus that are often found in Southern California’s urban and suburban areas. We will focus on how to identify these plants and discuss their edible and medicinal uses. Monuments and plaques sprinkled throughout the park area will serve as talking points for some of the cultural history of Ojai.
Until such time as they are no longer needed, safeguards will be in place to prevent possible transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Attendance will be limited to 12 participants. Temperatures will be checked on arrival, face coverings will be required, and we will maintain 6 feet of physical distance at all times. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive diagnosis is asked to stay home and a refund will be issued.
The cost for each of these walks is $25/person. Please use the REGISTER button at top and bottom of this page to sign up before securing your space with the PayPal button. Please note that the PayPal admission charge includes their fee. If mailing time permits, when you register you can request instructions for mailing a check for $25 instead of using PayPal. Registrants will receive parking directions by email. No dogs or smoking, please.
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