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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

August 26th Meeting

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

Rewilding Humans with speaker Tami Chu, the editor of Edible Ojai and Ventura County magazines. She has a M.A. degree in Holistic Nutrition and a podcast called “Organic Crumbs” about healthful living and natural products and a blog with superfood and pro-biotic recipes.

Garden Adventures

August 3: Tour Pat Browne’s Aquaponic Garden, Saturday 9:30 am

Join us for a tour of Pat Browne’s Aquaponic Garden in Camarillo, where she has implemented several different aquaponic trays, tubs, and grow beds and and joined them into one system. Afterwards we can visit McGrath Farm Stand for organic produce. Meet at the Newbury Park Library to carpool.

August 8: Dinner at Sharky’s Mexican Grill, Thursday 6 – 8 pm

Join us at Sharky’s Mexican Grill in Janss Marketplace, next to the fountain and Burlington, for an organic Mexican dinner and talk about gardening.

August 18: Gardens of the World Summer Jazz Concert, Sunday 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Join us at the Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., for a picnic on the lawn in front of the American Bandstand to hear the Carl Verheyen Band – World class guitar virtuoso and singer. Bring a blanket, lawn chair, and picnic basket (no glass, pets, or alcohol). 

August 24: Bill Brandt’s Pruning Workshop, Saturday, 9 – 11 am

Join us at the Las Flores Community Orchard and learn how to prune many different kinds of fruit trees from Past President and Rare Fruit Grower, Bill Brandt. Bring a hat, water, gloves, and clippers.

September 13: Potluck in Westlake Park with Dogs, Friday 5:30 – 8 pm

Members join us for an organic dinner with harvests from your garden or the Farmer’s Market! Prepare a dish to serve 8 (appetizers, main, desserts, drinks). Jill is hosting the potluck at a magical little park (near Westlake Landing where there are bathrooms if needed). Bring your dogs on leaches! 

September 21: Visit Matilija Nursery in Moorpark

Join us to visit Matilija Nursery, a California Native Plant and Habitat Restoration Nursery. Most natives like to be planted in the fall. Come and see the gorgeous iris collection and all the lovely native flowers for your yard. Meet to carpool in front of the Children’s entrance to the Thousand Oaks Library or at the nursery.

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