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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, 2022 – June 30, 2023 Dues paid in April apply for next year


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Southern California Vegetable Planting Timetable:

Organic Garden Club of Ventura County

June 28th Meeting

When: Tuesday

Time:  6:00 – 8:00 pm 

Where: Newbury Park Library

  2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, CA


Bryan Castro “Bryan’s Bees”

Bryan Castro, started his beekeeping business in 2013. He works with bee rescues, live bee removals, bee pollination, bee brokering, and backyard beekeeping. He also has beekeeping lessons and educational services, as well as university honey bee research projects.

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

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.

“Need to Grow”, a beautiful documentary about regenerative agriculture and growing our food in living soil with rich nutrients.

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:

 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

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,…

A Visit to Matilija Native Plant Nursery

Bob Sussman gives Diana Lovejoy, Organic Garden Club President, a tour of his Matilija Nursery, a California Native Plant and Habitat Restoration Nursery. He shows us lovely native plants we can plant in our local backyard landscapes. He points out specific native plants that are food and shelter for butterflies and caterpillars for us to…

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