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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


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Organic Garden Club of Ventura County

January 17th Meeting

When: Tuesday

Time:  6:00 – 8:00 pm 

Where: Newbury Park Library

  2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, CA

Chris Sayer – Avocado, Lemon, and Fig Orchard

Over the years, Chris Sayer has given many of our members tours of his Petty Ranch in Saticoy, an avocado, lemon, and fig orchard that uses cover crops, beneficial insects from our own Rincon Vitova Insectaries, and highly efficient irrigation hoping to produce the best fruit. Petty Ranch is also home to SEEAG’s farm-based educational program Farm Lab, where 3rd Graders learn about California Agriculture, insects, soil, and plant biology.

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

Antonio Sanchez, native plant expert and manager of the Rancho Sierra Vista Nursery, is doing such great work restoring the Santa Monica Mountains in our area! Join Antonio this weekend at the Rancho Sierra Vista Nursery in Newbury Park for Classes and Volunteer Gardening:  

Farmivore: Get organic produce delivered to your door from our April speaker, Mike Roberts: 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, Monday – Friday mornings. Email Leslie Suarez, Volunteer Coordinator:

“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

Water Conservation Plan

Our speaker at our August meeting is our own member, John Brooks who is a Senior Sustainability Analyst for the City of Thousand Oaks. Half of the United States is in a drought now. shows a US drought monitor and up to date information.  We are currently experiencing the 3 driest years on record (2020,…

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…

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