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The Organic Garden Club of Ventura County and its members are members of California Garden Clubs  http://californiagardenclubs.com/ and members of the parent organization National Garden Clubs, Inc.http://www.gardenclub.org/. 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, 2022 – June 30, 2023

$35.00

Companion Planting Guide: https://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/companion-planting-guide-zmaz81mjzraw

Southern California Vegetable Planting Timetable: https://www.plantgoodseed.com/pages/southern-california-seasonal-planting-guide-when-to-grow

Organic Garden Club of Ventura County

August 23rd Meeting

When: Tuesday

Time:  6:00 – 8:00 pm 

Where: Newbury Park Library

  2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, CA

John Brooks: Lawn Replacement and Grey Water

John Brooks, Thousand Oaks Sustainability Division of Public Works and Organic Garden Club member, will tell us about the city’s water conservation plan due to the extreme drought in our area and the water shortage emergency. He will talk about lawn replacement techniques, drip irrigation, and using grey water for fruit trees and veggie gardens.

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

Farmivore: Get organic produce delivered to your door from our April speaker, Mike Roberts: https://farmivore.farm Visit the Organic McGrath Family Farm Store: 1012 W. Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, open 9 am to 6 pm.

Ventura County Senior Nutrition Garden: An organic farm on 2 acres with fruits and veggies maintained by volunteers: 4156 Southbank Road, Oxnard. Sign up to volunteer in the garden. bit.ly/SNGvolunteer

“Need to Grow”, a beautiful documentary about regenerative agriculture and growing our food in living soil with rich nutrients. https://grow.foodrevolution.org/screening/

Laura Pasetta, an Organic Garden Club member, has several beautiful short videos on her website. Check them out: https://www.wild-rootz.com/videos

“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: https://kissthegroundmovie.com

 Ventura Botanical Garden, 9 am – 5 pm, 567 Poll Street, Ventura, Gift Shop.

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.

Conejo Valley Botanical Garden, 7 am – 5 pm, 400 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks, Kids Adventure Garden and Plant Sale, Sunday 11 am – 3 pm.

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Organic Garden Blog posts

OGCVC Members’ Fruit and Veggie Garden Tour

When you choose to grow an organic food garden, you will discover that your garden gives you not only food, but peace and happiness. A garden is restorative, giving you a sense of birth, growth, death, and new life, while nurturing your soul. Gardeners, like our members, are wonderful down to earth folks who make…

Arnold Bernstein – History of Apples

Arnold Bernstein spoke at the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County about the history of apples and growing Apples in Malibu. He has lived there for 50 years and has been growing trees for about 40 years. He has an acre with 400 trees in his orchard, with about 140 types of trees. Theocritus, the…

The Soil Doctor

Our February speaker was Dr. David White, the Soil Doctor, who runs the Center for Regenerative Agriculture in Ojai. His Once Upon a Watershed program provides hands-on local watershed education, restoration and stewardship experience for Kindergarten, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students in the Ventura River Watershed. He is doing oak tree restorations of Coastal,…

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