Herb Walks are interpretive walks and hikes with an emphasis on edible and medicinal plants, those classified as “herbs” for their culinary and medicinal properties. We discuss and demonstrate the plants’ indigenous and modern uses for food, home remedies, botanical medicine, survival, landscaping, camping, crafts, ceremony and more. Visit HerbWalks.com to learn more.
Lanny is the author of Medicinal Herbs of California: A Field Guide to Common Healing Plants (Falcon Guides, 2021). Please visit HerbWalks.com to purchase it directly from the author with the option for a signed copy.
Thanks to the success of the first Ojai Medical Cannabis Conference (MediCannaCon) in 2019, we are planning to bring it back in 2023 after taking off 3 years due to COVID-19. We are continuing to monitor mask mandates and other factors. Please subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated.
Krotona Hall is located at the Krotona Institute. Situated in the beautiful Ojai Valley, the Institute also includes the Krotona Library and Research Center, Quest Bookshop, and School of Theosophy along with spacious gardens, meadows and woodlands.
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David Crow, L.Ac., is a renowned plant medicine pioneer, acupuncturist, Ayurvedic practitioner, and aromatherapy expert. He has been a clinician, consultant, researcher and educator for over 30 years and has taught extensively for over two decades in the US and Canada and online internationally. He is the author of four books, including Plants That Heal, In Search of the Medicine Buddha, and Sacred Smoke. Along with his wife Sara Crow he is the founder and owner of Floracopeia, Inc.
Patrick Tumamait is the son of Vincent Tumamait & Lucy Castro Tumamait. He grew up in the Ojai Valley and still lives in the Meiners Oaks neighborhood near the birthplace of his great, great grandmother, Maria Ricarda Alulalmeque, who was raised in the Chumash village of Matilija. Pat can trace his family lineage from his father to at least 11 known Chumash villages and as far back as the mid-18th century. “The culture and the people are still alive. Our life entails protecting the cultural history and ancestry of our people, having people recognize the past as a legacy to our future. Protection and awareness so that we can share it with others and preserve it for the future generations to come.”