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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.

Darcey Lober was presented with a Long Service (34 years) and Founding President of the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County Certificate from the California Garden Clubs by Past President, Bill Brandt.

Organic Garden Club of Ventura County Dues

Dues for July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021


Companion Planting Guide:

Southern California Vegetable Planting Timetable:

Organic Garden Club of Ventura County

March 23rd Meeting

7:00 – 8:30 pm
Zoom Meeting

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:

 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: 

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Organic Garden Blog posts

Bill Brandt Pruning Workshop at Las Flores Community Orchard

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…

A Ray of Sunshine

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…

Mary Freed at “The Conejo Valley Botanic Garden”

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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