“After the Fire: Making our Landscape more Resilient” w fire ecologist Richard Halsey


Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer and the Ojai Valley Green Coalition (OVGC) will present renowned fire ecology expert and author Richard Halsey on Saturday, February 17, for a timely workshop on how to create resilient gardens and homes in Southern California as residents go forward in the post-Thomas Fire era. The day will begin at … Continue reading “After the Fire: Making our Landscape more Resilient” w fire ecologist Richard Halsey

10th Annual Ojai Valley E-WASTE Collection and Recycling Event — January 20


Has that ancient and odd-looking scanner been a dust repository in a corner of your garage for too long? What about that box of batteries that you have rightly not thrown in the trash, but have been neglecting to take to the County for proper disposal? Next month you’ll have a chance to safely and … Continue reading 10th Annual Ojai Valley E-WASTE Collection and Recycling Event — January 20

Could ocean plants such as kelp become “the new kale?”


Could ocean plants such as kelp become “the new kale?” That’s the dream of many in the burgeoning world of marine aquaculture — including Dan Marquez in Goleta. In the same way that kale, an all but unknown vegetable twenty-five years ago, became a common food for the health-minded — “the national food of Ojai,” … Continue reading Could ocean plants such as kelp become “the new kale?”

Coalition Team of Volunteers Cleans up Ojai Creek at Libbey Park


In September on our annual Creek Clean up day, we cleaned trash, tennis balls and miscellaneous items out of the Ojai creek bed that rambles through Libbey Park. The day was led Noel Douglas, our Coalition office manager and board member Betsy VanLeit. They worked with twenty volunteers — including Thacher students and Severo Lara, … Continue reading Coalition Team of Volunteers Cleans up Ojai Creek at Libbey Park

Restoring Soils and Seas on October 12 at Ojai Retreat Center


John Roulac, the founder of the organic superfood company Nutiva, lived in Ojai in the 1990’s, helped lead a composting movement here, and still loves the community. Even though he moved with his company to the Bay Area years ago, he continues to fund environmental activism in the Ojai area. On Thursday, October 12th, at … Continue reading Restoring Soils and Seas on October 12 at Ojai Retreat Center