Winter Wellness Workshop with Jess Starwood

February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Meet at AT&T Parking Lot
180 N Blanche St
Ojai, CA 93023
Lanny Kaufer

We are pleased to present Jess Starwood, clinical herbalist and forager of wild medicine, in her first Ojai workshop. Jess is the owner of SunRaven Apothecary in Moorpark, California where she can be found brewing up herbal elixirs, teas and tonics, or leading group hikes, workshops and nature adventures. With her lifelong passion for nature and plants, Jess has studied natural health and herbal medicine for over 10 years and has a Masters of Science degree in Herbal Medicine from the American College of Healthcare Sciences in Portland, Oregon. We are thrilled to have her join us in Ojai!

In this workshop, you will learn how to holistically support your immune system using local native herbs and medicinal mushrooms along with simple lifestyle adjustments that promote year-long well-being. We will also be discussing how to naturally treat cold and flu symptoms for kids and adults in the best way to support the body’s natural healing processes. In the kitchen, you will learn how to make your own herbal remedies using local plants  along with other healing herbs and natural ingredients.

We will meet in the morning for an Herb Walk led by Jess and me at two nearby native plant gardens followed by an afternoon session in a downtown kitchen and workshop space where participants will learn the art and science of preparing home remedies and preventative potions for the winter months.  Please note: This workshop will go on RAIN OR SHINE with substitution of indoor activities in case of heavy downpour in the morning and/or a 100% chance of heavy rain that morning. More details will be provided upon registration. Please email questions to

After the workshop, you will receive recipes as well as a list of all plants identified and discussed including common and Latin names for genus, species and family of each plant. These names can be used for continuing research online and in books, bearing in mind that there is no substitute for first-hand plant identification in the field.

Please use the REGISTER button below to sign up and the PayPal link below that to secure a space. The $60 fee includes all materials. Registrants will be emailed a receipt from PayPal and receive another email from with all necessary information including directions, what to bring, etc. Contact if you prefer to mail in a check.



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