Papaver californicum, Fire Poppy by MARLIN HARMS

Papaver californicum, Fire Poppy by MARLIN HARMS

the 2018 11th ANNUAL OJAI WILD! FEATURed:

A fun and exciting afternoon on the beautiful upper field of The Thacher School with a backdrop of spectacular sweeping views of the Ojai Valley and the Los Padres National Forest. All proceeds from the event will benefit Los Padres ForestWatch in our efforts to protect and preserve your local backcountry.

Delicious appetizers

Chilled cucumber and avocado mousse roulades

Asparagus and roasted shallot pancakes with smoked chili crème fraîche and chive citrus caviar

Mini croque monsieur Spanish lamb and mint meatballs tomato sugo

Local craft brews

by Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Local hand-crafted wines

from Ampelos Cellars, Topa Mountain Winery, and Beckmen Vineyards

Summer nights organic gourmet dinner

by Seasons Catering

Butter lettuce flower shaved watermelon radish, sliced avocado, snipped herbs and citrus vinaigrette

Grilled white fish with Mediterranean salsa verde and preserved lemons

North African chermoula roasted chicken breast

Roasted summer green beans and new potato with caramelized fennel and fleur del sel grained mustard vinaigrette

(Vegan Option) Farmer's market beets, tangerine and lentil salad with wild arugula and soft herbs

Artisan breads and salted butter

Silent auction

featuring many unique items

Program hosted by

Emcee Dwier Brown

Exciting Live auction


Weeklong Culinary Workshop in Tuscany for Two

Weeklong Stay at Park City, Utah Townhouse for Six

Four Night Hosted B&B Stay for Two in Edinburgh, Scotland for The Edinburgh Festival

Craig and Mary’s Excellent Adventure: Guided Backpack Trip into the Los Padres Wilderness

“Roll Out the Barrels” in SLO Wine Country Weekend for Two

Cuyama Valley Vineyard Stay and Wind Wolves Preserve Wildlife & Wildflower Safari

and more!

Selection of delicious desserts & coffee

desserts donated by White Sage Catering

Lemon Lavender Bars

Vegan/Gluten Free Almond Tea Cakes with Pixie Tangerine Marmalade and Berry Jam

Double Chocolate Torte with Fresh Raspberries

coffee donated by Beacon Coffee

Live music

by The Bryan Titus Trio



We are proud to offer a sustainably-produced event with recycling and composting provided by The Thacher School. All event materials are printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper whenever possible to protect the environment.