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The Organic Garden Club of Ventura County and its members are members of California Garden Clubs and members of the parent organization National Garden Clubs, Inc. The National Garden Clubs members are one of the most recognized non-profits in the United States and the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world. We connect you with people, plants and programs that provide inspiration, information and valuable resources.

Organic Garden Club of Ventura County Dues

Dues for July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 Dues paid in April apply for next year


Companion Planting Guide:

Southern California Vegetable Planting Timetable:

Organic Garden Club of Ventura County

June 22nd Meeting

7:00 – 8:30 pm
Zoom Meeting

Hugh Kelly – Mesa Harmony Garden

Scott Logan – Gottlieb Native Garden’s Naturalist

Hugh Kelly is president of Mesa Harmony Garden, a food forest in Santa Barbara run by volunteers that provides produce for their local food bank. Scott Logan follows Susan Gottlieb’s talk from the May meeting with great photos and stories on the nearly 500 species of animals, from insects to mammals, that inhabit the Gottlieb Native Garden and can thrive in our backyards also.

Tommy Teeple – Edible LandscapingTommy Teeple enjoys sharing his love of nature, organic home grown food, and organic gardening techniques with the community. For 20 years he has installed raised bed gardens, roof gardens, living walls, and food forests in local backyards.

Upcoming Garden Adventures

Laura Pasetta, an Organic Garden Club member, has several beautiful short videos on her website. Check them out:

“Kiss the Ground” is a wonderful, must see documentary about regenerative agriculture and how building our soil with compost, no-till, and cover crops can reverse climate change. Watch it:

 Santa Barbara Botanical Garden, 10 am – 5, open every day, 1212 Mission Canyon, free senior days: June 16 and August 18.

Farmer’s Markets are Open: Thursdays, Oaks Mall, Thousand Oaks; Saturday, 2220 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo; Saturday and Sunday, 4667 Telegraph Rd, Ventura; Sunday, 2797 Agoura Rd, Westlake Village.

Check out Matt Powers, our September speaker’s website: 

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Organic Garden Blog posts

Common Poisonous Garden Plants

by Bill Brandt Gardeners need to protect themselves when pruning some common garden plants. The sap from some succulents can be dangerous for your eyes and skin, like the fire stick or pencil plant, which is in the Euphorbia family and is pictured above. The sap from this plant is classified as a carcinogen and…

The Soil Chef

Our March speaker, Cuauhtemoc Villa, told us about ancient methods of revitalizing the soil, using effective microbes to ferment organic material. He talked about bokashi composting, which is an anaerobic process that relies on inoculated bran to ferment kitchen waste into a safe soil builder and nutrient-rich tea for your plants and the soil. He…

Bill Brandt Pruning Workshop at Las Flores Community Orchard

Bill Brandt is past president of the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County and past president of California Rare Fruit Growers, Los Angeles Chapter. In January, 2021, he gave a Pruning Workshop at  Las Flores Community Garden Orchard, showing how to prune various fruit trees: stone fruits, citrus, avocado, cherimoya, and fig. Our photographer, Scott…

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