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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, 2021 – June 30, 2022 Dues paid in April apply for next year
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
November 16th Meeting
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Zoom Meeting
“One Acre Farm, Winter Gardens, and Soil Building“
Scott Bahler at One Acre Farm grows organic blueberries, strawberries, and tomatoes. He opened to the public for U-pick in 2019 and markets the majority of the produce that way. Darcey Lober, Channel Islands District Director and Organic Garden Club founder, will talk on growing a Winter Garden. Michael Wittman, owner of Blue Sky Biochar and Organic Garden Club member, will give us tips on soil building.
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
November 6th – Ventura County Farm Day. Learn about the agriculture in your own backyard! Meet at Newbury Park Library parking lot at 9:15 am. We will visit: Blue Ridge Honey, Driscoll’s Berry Farm, VCAAA Senior Nutrition Garden, and McGrath Family Farm.
December 5th – Holiday Wreath Making Workshop at Las Flores Community Garden.
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. bit.ly/SNGvolunteer
“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.
Organic Garden Blog posts
Do you like to eat organic food, fresh from the Garden? Imagine having a luscious salad garden on your patio, or a raised bed veggie garden next to your kitchen door. Are you ready to get in touch with Nature? To be more self-sufficient? To take action to create a healthy life? Now is the…
Bill Brandt just harvested these organic Baldwin pears from his Thousand Oaks backyard tree. He chooses varieties of fruit trees to plant in his garden that are suited for the climate in Ventura County! Every variety of fig grows well in Southern California! Diana Lovejoy’s young mission fig tree is producing yummy organic figs! Bill…
At Peach Hill Soil, Robert Medrano, owner of our local organic soil company, gives the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County president, Diana Lovejoy, a tour and shows us how to create an organic raised bed veggie garden and explains the different kinds of gravel, soil, and compost for our gardens. Video by Organic Garden Club…
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