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The Earth gives the farmers their canvas to grow the “fruits” of a self-sustaining Ojai.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

The land, the seed, the farmers … Mother Earth participates the whole way, working together hand-in-hand. What better way to celebrate Mama Earth than with the farmers who tend to her all year long? 

Ojai’s historic downtown Libbey Park, with its centuries-old sprawling oaks, adjacent grassy knoll, and blue-on-green city tennis courts, sets the scene for The 121st Ojai Tennis Tournament April 26-30. Founded by William B. Thacher in 1896, one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the United States has hosted some of the greatest tennis players to ever play the game.

The first trail work Sean Dana ever did was on the Pratt Trail, following the Thomas Fire in 2017.

“I went up there and had probably the hardest day of work in my life,” said the trail runner and Ojai Get It Done Trail Crew member. “I was spitting out globs of ash.”

The Get It Done crew is an all-volunteer group dedicated to maintaining and preserving Ojai's trails.

Dr. Ava Cadell is a world-renowned love guru, relationship expert, author, therapist and lecturer.

In fall 2022, on the site of a former Buddhist temple, Cadell opened the Loveology Retreat, an awe-inspiring 45-acre property in Maricopa, about an hour’s drive north of Ojai. “When I saw this magnificent place I realized that it was meant to be mine, so that I could share it with other people and help them heal or connect or just rejuvenate their mind, body and spirit,” she said.

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