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Isla Vista

Herb Walk at Coal Oil Point

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒŠ Ready to discover the hidden gems of the Gaviota Coast? Join us for an Herb Walk at Coal Oil Point with local herbalist Nicole Iaquinto! ๐ŸŒฑโœจ Learn about medicinal and edible plants, safe plant ID, and ethical wildcrafting. ๐Ÿ“… Sunday, August 04, 2023 โฐ 5-7 PM ๐Ÿ“ Coal Oil Point Reserve,

Herb Walk at Coal Oil Point
Herb Walk at Coal Oil Point

Time & Location

Aug 04, 2024, 5:00 PM โ€“ 7:00 PM

Isla Vista, 1500 Camino Majorca, Isla Vista, CA 93117, USA

About The Event

🌿 Event: Herb Walk at Coal Oil Point 👩โ€🏫 Instructor: Nicole Iaquinto, Community Herbalist 📅 Date/Time: Sunday, August 04, 2023, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 📍 Location: 1500 Camino Majorca, Isla Vista, CA, 93117

Join local herbalist, Nicole Iaquinto, for an enlightening herb walk at the stunning Coal Oil Point Reserve. Discover the rich variety of medicinal and edible plants that thrive along the Gaviota Coast. During this two-hour in-person walk, you'll learn about the folk, medicinal, and culinary uses of herbs, trees, and shrubs native to our own backyard. Nicole will teach safe plant identification, ethical wildcrafting, and how to create easy herbal remedies for everyday ailments.

What Youโ€™ll Learn:

  • The key principles of SAFE plant identification and how to avoid poisonous plants.
  • How to find common edible weeds for field salads and snacks.
  • The medicinal and folk uses of herbs for everyday ailments.
  • Techniques to protect our wild medicine for future generations.

About This Location:Coal Oil Point Reserve, a protected area under the University of California Natural Reserve System, offers a picturesque coastal walk along the bluffs of Isla Vista out to the sand dunes and the wetlands of Devereux Slough. This area supports a unique mix of propagated and wild native species, including the endangered Snowy Plover. Enjoy a sunny stroll along a mostly flat, ~2-mile stretch of trail, noting that some terrain may limit wheelchair access.

General Information:

  • No restrooms are available at this location; the nearest are at the Storke & Hollister Shopping Center.
  • Dogs are welcome if kept on a leash and off the dune-protected habitat area.
  • Children under the age of 12 can attend free of charge.

Event Coordinator:Emily Watson 📞 805-769-4926 If you get lost or need assistance, please TEXT the event coordinator.

Directions:

  • From 101 N: Take exit 108 for Glen Annie Road toward Storke Rd.
  • Turn left onto Glen Annie Rd.
  • Continue onto Storke Rd for 1.2 miles.
  • Turn left onto El Colegio Rd.
  • Turn right onto Camino Corto.
  • Turn right onto Sabado Tarde Rd.
  • Turn left onto Camino Majorca.

Important Note:There have been reports of thefts from vehicles. Please lock your car and keep valuables out of sight or bring them with you.

Our Partners: Artemisia Academy has partnered with the Gaviota Coast Conservancy for this event. The Gaviota Coast Conservancy is dedicated to protecting the rural character and environmental integrity of the Gaviota Coast for present and future generations. Twenty percent of all ticket sales will be donated to the Gaviota Coast Conservancy.

To learn more about the Gaviota Coast Conservancy, please visit www.gaviotacoastconservancy.org.

We look forward to seeing you there for an enriching and educational experience! 🌿โœจ

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