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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


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Organic Garden Club of Ventura County

August 24th Meeting

When: Tuesday

Time:  7:00 – 8:30 pm 

Where: Zoom Meeting

Mary Freed at “Conejo Valley Botanic Garden – Part 2” and Bill Brandt “Fruit and Veggies Growing in our Gardens”

Mary Freed, longtime Conejo Botanic Garden docent, past president of the Organic Garden Club and Secretary of the Channel Islands District of the California Garden Clubs guides us through the Garden and points out the spring splendor of the flowering plants and trees with a video by Scott Horn. Bill Brandt, past president of the Organic Garden Club and California Rare Fruit Growers, will talk about what is growing in our gardens now.

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

August 13: Tide Pools at Malibu Lagoon with Dee Lyon: Join Dee Lyons, Program Chair of the Conejo Audubon Society, who will tell us about the birds that visit the Tide Pools at Malibu Lagoon.  We will also visit the Inner Garden Nursery and have lunch at Ollo’s Organic Farm to Table.

“How to Grow an Organic Food Garden”, Diana Lovejoy. Have you been thinking about growing your own food?  Click the link and get your FREE Organic Food Garden Journal.

“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:

 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…

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