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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.

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Organic Garden Club of Ventura County

March Meeting

6:00 – 8:00 pm
Newbury Park Library
2331 Borchard Road
Newbury Park, CA

Growing Citrus and Avocados

Chris Sayer, a fifth generation Ventura County farmer, is passionate about soil health at his Petty Ranch and was awarded 2018 Farmer of the Year by the Ventura County Agriculture Week. Each year he enjoys educating the community about local agriculture for Farm Day. He partners with See Ag to yearly bring 2000 local third graders to the ranch to learn about plants, soil, and beneficial insects. 

Upcoming Garden Adventures

March 1: Lunch at Le Pain Bakery

Join us for Lunch at Le Pain Bakery in Westlake, 3 – 5 pm, for an organic meal and talk about what is growing in our gardens.

March 11: Wildflower Hike with Lillian Trevisan

Join us with Sierra Club guide and long time OGCVC member, Lillian Trevisan and discover the beauty of our local wild places. Being in Nature uplifts the spirit, renews the mind and recharges the body. Meet Lillian at the trailhead in Wildwood Park at 9:30 am. Bring water, hat and snack and wear good walking shoes. 

March 14: Transplanting for Earth Day

Members please join us at Las Flores Community Garden, 9 – 11 am, to transplant herb and veggie seedings for the Thousand Oaks Earth Day . We also want starters for Newbury Park High, One Spark Academy, and Casa Pacifica school gardens. Meet at the Garden Pergola.

March 22: Tour the Japanese Gardens

Tour the Japanese Gardens in Van Nuys as we stroll among waterfalls, lakes, and streams and enjoy their spring flowers, Japanese teahouse, and Zen garden 10 am – 1 pm. Afterward join us at the nearby Farm Table for lunch.

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Organic Garden Blog posts

Bill Brandt's Pruning Tips

Organic Garden Club members had a great time at Bill Brandt’s Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop at Newbury Park High School. Scott Horn shot an hour of tape. Here is a less than a minute video summary!

Backyard Crop Rotation

One of the ways that organic gardeners can create a sustainable garden at home is by seasonally rotating their crops. Crop rotation is planting something different in your backyard raised bed veggie garden every season. This cycle disrupts weed and pest activity, helps eliminate soil borne diseases, and aids soil fertility by growing crops with…

Organic Cover Crops

Organic cover crops create happy healthy soil. Cover crops like red clover, buckwheat, fava beans (in the picture above), daikon radish, rye grass, hairy vetch, and peas revitalize the soil with natural nitrates, suppress weeds, improve water retention, discourage pests and diseases, reduce soil compaction, and attract beneficial insects to the veggie garden. Dirt is…

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