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William’s Herb Walk

William’s Herb Walk
May 1, 2023 Jeff Smith
Herbalist William Broen leads an herb walk

Join herbalist William Broen for an informative walk in the Ballona Wetlands.

Saturday, May 13th, 10 a.m.
Ballona Wetlands
Approximate 2-hour walk

The group will meet at Playa Vista Sports Park on Bluff Creek Rd, just one block east of Lincoln


There’s so much interest in the event, that all the spaces are filled. If you like to be put on the waiting list, please email William at william@coopportunity.com


We feel fortunate to have the exceptionally knowledgable William Broen in our Wellness Department!

William is a bioregionally focused herbalist (one who focuses on local plants) with a background in Botany, Ethnobotany, and Local Ecology. He studied at the Pacific School of Herbal Medicine in Oakland, and is a member of the American Herbalist Guild. William is a former regional educator for Herb Pharm. He currently leads herb walks and does lectures at several botanic gardens.

In William’s words,” On my herb walks, I talk about 15-25 edible and medicinal wild plants. I talk about traditional and modern uses as well as folklore, how a plants defense mechanism affects how a plant interacts with us physiologically, how we can tell a lot about plants through our senses, and much more. I also talk about plants to avoid.

The walks are very informative, interactive and fun. I choose easy trails that are suitable for people of most abilities where there is free parking or easy walk in options, and (usually) public restrooms. The walks are open to anyone interested in the subject of plant medicine.”

Learn more on his Facebook page, ‘William Broen’s Herb Walks!’