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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, 2023 – June 30, 2024
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
June 20th Meeting
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: Newbury Park Library
2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, CA
Dr. Sean Anderson, CSUCI Environmental Science; Bill Brandt, “Grafting your Backyard Fruit Trees”
Dr. Anderson will discuss biodiversity issues in our local Conejo Valley and possible futures for our area. In particular the benefits of intentional gardens and landscaping and how those elements can help us offer more life rafts for local species and help us have a more verdant, diverse Conejo Valley. Organic Garden Club Past President, Bill Brandt, was also a past president of Los Angeles Rare Fruit Growers and has a backyard of beautiful fruit trees.
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
June 10 – OGCVC Members Fruit and Veggie Gardens Tour. We will tour Tracy, Jeanette, Bill, and Nancy’s backyard organic fruit and veggie gardens and be inspired by how much food can be grown in a small space!
June 16 – U-Pick Strawberries at McGrath Family Farm. We will visit McGrath Family Farm Store, right off the 101 at Central Ave, for a tour and to pick organic strawberries. For 150 years this farm has been growing organic produce and now have sublet small farms.
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: https://www.samofund.org/outdoors-calendar
Farmivore: Get organic produce delivered to your door from our April speaker, Mike Roberts: https://farmivore.farm 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: email@example.com.
“Need to Grow”, a beautiful documentary about regenerative agriculture and growing our food in living soil with rich nutrients. https://grow.foodrevolution.org/screening/
Laura Pasetta, an Organic Garden Club member, has several beautiful short videos on her website. Check them out: https://www.wild-rootz.com/videos
“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
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
Conservation, Permeability, and Retention
Laura Bauer from the Surfrider Foundation spoke to us at our May meeting about Ocean Friendly Gardens and keeping water in our yards. The Surfrider Foundation was started by surfers who didn’t want to surf in polluted water and are committed to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans and beaches through a powerful…
Growing Avocado Trees in your Backyard
Debi Markley, a California Rare Fruit Grower and Organic Garden Club member for many years, told us about her abundant backyard fruit trees at the Organic Garden Club meeting. She has been growing many of fruit trees in her yard for years. She said to grow an avocado from seed in a small pot with…
Organic Garden Club Tours 2022
The Organic Garden Club of Ventura County members went on amazing tours of gardens, nurseries, and farms during 2022 to expand our knowledge of organic fruit and veggies gardening, grown with native plants. We carpooled to all our tours and had free admission. Here are our some of our memorable tours. Gottlieb Native Garden On…
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