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You can still register at the advance price for the full Ojai Herbal Symposium on November 16-18 or pick and choose days or individual classes. Info at Artwork and poster design by Jess Starwood.

The Herbal Marketplace is a concurrent event with the Ojai Herbal Symposium, accessible at no charge to our attendees as well as the general public. Artwork and design by Jess Starwood.

November 2018 Herb Walks Newsletter: Special Edition on the Ojai Herbal Symposium
Upcoming Herb Walks Events
Kevin Spelman, PhD
Dr. Kevin Spelman, featured presenter and keynote speaker at Ojai Herbal Symposium: Nov. 16-18
Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer is proud to present the Ojai Herbal Symposium, November 16-18, featuring keynote speaker Kevin Spelman, PhD, a popular and  engaging presenter known for his work on the chemistry of cannabinoids.

Dr. Spelman is an internationally recognized expert on the molecular biology and clinical therapeutics of botanical medicines and new product development. He will deliver the keynote address on Friday, November 16, at 7 p.m. at Krotona Hall. His topic is “Insights into Resilience: The Human-Plant Connection”

He will also speak on Saturday, November 17, on " “Cannabidiol: The Anxiolytic, Anti-Inflammatory, Analgesic, Nootropic, Non-Euphoric Cannabinoid” and “The Terpenes of Cannabis.”

For the complete schedule of presentations, please visit this page on the website.

Please "like" my HerbWalks facebook page and the Ojai Herbal Symposium facebook event page to stay up to date.

Local Chumash elder Julie Tumamait-Stenslie will open the Symposium with a blessing at 6:45 on Friday, November 16 in Krotona Hall. Read about her Sunday afternoon class below.
Learning the Language of the Earth and Its Plant World

"We will explore traditional ways of making our lives easier when we show gratitude for the plants we gather and use," Julie explains in describing her class. "That is how we can build a lasting relationship with them."

Julie Tumamait-Stenslie has traced her family lineage from her father Vincent Tumamait to at least 11 known Chumash villages and as far back as the mid-18thCentury. She is currently the Tribal Chair of the Barbareño/Ventureño Band of Mission Indians (Chumash).

Read more about her and her presentation here.

Herbal Marketplace expands to Saturday and  Sunday, November 17-18
The Herbal Marketplace at Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave., will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Symposium attendees will be able to visit during mid-day breaks and at the end of each day. It will be open to the public and free for all to attend.
We have too many great presenters to list them all here. The poster at the head of this message shows you the featured speakers at beautiful Krotona Hall (garden pictured). The rest are at several downtown Ojai locations on Sunday afternoon.
"We think we know what an elixir bar is but what exactly is a phytophunk dance," they asked.
PhytoPhunk Fundraiser
The Ojai Herbal Symposium will host a PhytoPhunk Dance &
Elixir Bar on Saturday night at Greater Goods in Meiners Oaks in support of the nonprofit's Relief Fund, dedicated to those in the Ojai area affected by the Thomas Fire of December 2017 who have significant losses and little support. In addition, a portion of all proceeds from the Symposium will go to that fund.

Herbalist Jess Starwood of SunRaven Apothecary will mix herbal cocktails with ingredients from craft distillery sponsor, Ventura Spirits. The Ojai Valley Brewery will add one of their signature locally-sourced ales to the event.

Symposium attendees signed up for the full weekend will be special guests and the event will be open to the general public 21 years of age and older by donation at the door.

Starwood will also present a workshop on Sunday afternoon entitled “Wild Epicure: Infusing Local Flavors and Healing Herbs into Gourmet and Everyday Cuisine for Vibrant Health”

Read more about the dance and elixir bar here.
Ojai Herbal Symposium offering Acupuncture CEUs
The Symposium has been accepted as  Continuing Education Provider #1526 by the CA Acupuncture Board. 12 classes are approved for 1 credit each. 

Those of you needing these credits can see the list of qualifying classes here. Please share with acupuncturists.
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