Join East Coast native Dan De Lion of returntonature.us and Ojai’s Lanny Kaufer of HerbWalks.com for a family-friendly plant walk and class on lowering your ecological footprint eating weeds! This event is part of the “little footprints” environmental series at greater goods, a non-profit interactive community space in Meiners Oaks.
From 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Dan and Lanny will lead an outdoor plant walk at Steel Acres Farm (on stockbridge / off lomita), identifying and discussing plants and foraging for edible weeds.
Then join them at Greater goods from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. for a foraged meal, herbal medicine making class, and discussion about humans’ place in the environment and medicinal, edible, and utilitarian uses of plants.
Kids of all ages are welcome for the morning walk. Older children may also be interested in the afternoon class. Suggested donation is $25 but all donations of any amount will be accepted.
Please register at HerbWalks.com.
ABOUT DAN DE LION:
Dan De Lion is an Earth Herbalist, Forager, Musician, and Teacher dedicated to working with Nature to facilitate the reunion of the people with our planetary purpose. He teaches through Return to Nature, providing classes, lectures, and seminars on wild food foraging, mushroom identification, herbal medicine making, as well as primitive and survival skills with a focus on wild foods and forest medicines.
He also incorporates the philosophies of yoga, alchemy, meditation, and mysticism into his classes, lectures, and seminars and brings a deep rooted indigenous medicine perspective of practicing intuition with plants, in a systematic and grounded way.
Check out lots more of Dans work at www.returntonature.us
ABOUT LANNY KAUFER:
Ojai native plant educator Lanny Kaufer has been leading herb walks and nature hikes in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties for over 40 years. A retired public high school teacher with a Biology degree from the University of California, Lanny specializes in making learning about edible and medicinal plants accessible and fun for people of all ages.
He acquired much of his plant knowledge in field study with well-known herbalists and ethnobotanists and has co-led workshops, field classes and expeditions with noted experts such as the late Chumash teacher Juanita Centeno, the late herbalist and author Michael Moore, author-herbalist Michael Tierra, author-herbalist Amanda McQuade Crawford, author-pharmacologist James Adams of USC School of Ph*rm*cy, and Chumash educator Julie Tumamait-Stenslie. For more information, visit HerbWalks.com.