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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, 2020 – June 30, 2021
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
March 23rd Meeting
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Cuauhtemoc Villa – Soil Expert
Cuauhtemoc Villa restores soil ecosystems. He is a soil chef, adding and mixing different soils and microbes, to put resources back in the ground so we can continue to withdraw flavorful and nutritious foods. He’s into food sovereignty, guerrilla gardening, biochar, and bokashi. He also spends a lot of time inspiring the next generation of regenerative farmers.
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
March 12: Tour the Ventura Botanic Gardens behind the Courthouse. Please wear masks. Every Friday is free admission and we can bring our dogs on leash.
“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
Santa Barbara Botanical Garden, 10 am – 5, open every day, 1212 Mission Canyon, free senior days: October 20 and December 15.
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: ThePermacultureStudent.com
Organic Garden Blog posts
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…
Lori Cameron – Bringing Joy to the Community! Lori Cameron is serious about combating local food insecurity! Every week, she picks up food at the Farmers Market with Food Forward to fight hunger in Ventura County. Plus, once a week she volunteers for Shop Ahoy to bring food to the homebound. Lori has been a…
Our photographer, Scott Horn, has shot and edited a great 25 minute video of Mary Freed giving a tour of the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden in Thousand Oaks, where she’s been a docent for 15 years. In the picture above, Mary Freed, Past President of the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County and Secretary of…
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