Earth Island Herbs

Garden, Tours and Classes


The Garden

The Earth Island Medicinal Herb Garden is nestled in Ojai’s East End. This unique garden was created to educate and inspire the public about the many healing properties of plants, and features native and regionally adapted plants traditionally used in herbal medicine.

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Opening in January 2017, The Ojai School of Herbal Studies’ foundational course in medicinal herbs meets one weekend a month for 18 months. Registration for the current session is now closed. The next 18 month session will begin in September 2018.

For more info on The Ojai School of Herbal Studies, and to learn how to register, please click the button below:

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Eco Tours

Carol offers guided eco-tours of the garden where you can learn about the healing properties of medicinal herbs in a spectacular setting at the foot of the Topa Topa mountains. For more information on the eco-tours, please click the button below: 

Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer comes to Earth Island Medicinal Herb Garden for a special tour and workshop on March 24th

We invite you to join us on Saturday, March 24th at the garden for a tour with Carol and Ojai herb guide Lanny Kaufer. The tour and workshop will focus on the resiliency of the natural world and of our human bodies, and the many ways plant medicine lends itself to respiratory and whole body/mind health. The paradox is the strength that can come from destruction, the literal growth from ashes and the new healthy life that emerges.

Enjoy the beautiful vistas as you learn about how to grow and care for the many herbal allies that live among us. Many of these gems are native and can lead to and support respiratory health. We will gather a few for some of the herbal preparations we’ll be making in the afternoon:

  • "Clear the Air" room spray (antimicrobial and uplifting)
  • An herbal vapor rub
  • "Respiratory Relief" tea
  • A sinus/headache steam

To learn more and register, click here.