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Herb Walk at Haskell's Beach

Join local herbalist, Nicole Iaquinto, to learn about the medicinal and edible plants of Santa Barbara at Haskell's Beach.

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Herb Walk at Haskell's Beach
Herb Walk at Haskell's Beach

Time & Location

Oct 01, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT

Haskell's Beach Parking, 8301 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93117, USA

About The Event

Join local herbalist, Nicole Iaquinto, on a sunset herb walk along the shoreline at Haskell's Beach Reserve to learn native medicinal plants of the Gaviota Coast. During this evening walk, you will learn about the folk, medicinal, and culinary uses of herbs, trees, and shrubs that grow in our own backyard. Safe plant id and ethical wildcrafting will be taught, along with easy to make herbal remedies for everyday ailments.

Please be aware that due to frequent Wildfires in CA and COVID19, we may have to postpone the event last minute. Please check your email the day before classes for any updates.


  • The Key Principles of SAFE Plant ID and poisonous plants to avoid.
  • Common Edible Weeds that you can find all over for field salads and snacks!
  • Medicinal & Folk Uses of Herbs, and how to use them for everyday ailments.
  • How to PROTECT our Wild Medicine for generations to come!


Haskell’s Beach is a gorgeous native plant restoration garden next to the The Ritz-Carlton Bacara Resort & Spa.  It has a mixture of native and invasive coastal wetland species, with many interpretive signs to inform the public of the Chumash names and ethnobotanical uses of the plants.

Come enjoy a breezy stroll with us along ~0.5 mile loop trail around the waterfront.  The walk will be mostly flat and wheelchair accessible, until we get to the beach.  There is a paved trail we can stay on if anyone in our group requires.

For more information about the history of Haskell's Beach, check out:

General Information about this location:

  • There are restrooms available at this location.
  • Dogs are welcome to come as long as they remain on leash.
  • Children under the age of 12 can come free of charge.


Nicole Iaquinto is a community herbalist and the Senior Pastor at Cambridge Drive Community Church in Goleta, CA. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of her friends asked for herbal remedies to aid in boosting their immunity, helping them sleep and to reduce stress and anxiety, so she founded Forest Floor Herbals.

She has been independently studying primarily western herbalism for the last 4 years, but has also started taking classes through Artemesia Academy in 2022.

Nicole has a Master of Divinity and also holds degrees in public policy, African American and African studies, and education. She believes there is a Divine Energy (call it Spirit if you will), transcending all religions and faith traditions, linking all things in Creation together.

Ever since she was a small child, Nicole has been looking for ways to tap into that Divine Energy. She finds it helps one become more connected to the land and people around them, leading them to become more empathetic and aware. Due to her introverted and empathic nature, she finds herself outside most of the time, hiking, gardening, talking to plants, and dreaming up ways to bring herbalism into her social justice work.


Artemisia Academy has partnered with the Gaviota Coast Conservancy to put on this live event.

The  Gaviota Coast Conservancy is dedicated to protecting the rural  character and environmental integrity of the Gaviota Coast for present  and future generations.

20% of all ticket sales are donated to the G.C.C. to help keep our wild areas wild along the coast.

To learn more about the Gaviota Coast Conservancy, please visit:

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