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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.

Organic Garden Club of Ventura County Dues

Dues for July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 Dues paid in April apply for next year


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Organic Garden Club of Ventura County

January 18th Meeting

When: Tuesday

Time:  7:00 – 8:30 pm 

Where: Zoom Meeting

Mark Mooring, Buon Gusto Farms; James Hines, Sierra Club wildlife campaign manager; and Bill Brandt, Backyard Orchard

Mark Mooring, Founding Farmer and Managing Partner at Buon Gusto Olive Farm in Ventura, will speak to us about the challenges of growing local organic extra virgin olive oil and organic California coastal vinegars. James Hines, Sierra Club wildlife campaign manager will share the exciting news about what he has been doing to protect the wildlife. Bill Brandt, Past President of the Organic Garden Club and California Rare Fruit Growers, will give tips about growing a backyard orchard.

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

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.

“Need to Grow”, a beautiful documentary about regenerative agriculture and growing our food in living soil with rich nutrients.

Laura Pasetta, an Organic Garden Club member, has several beautiful short videos on her website. Check them out:

“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:

 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

Organic Garden Club Tours 2021

Our garden club members grow healthy organic veggies and fruit in their backyards, patios, and community gardens, save their seeds, and have compost bins. We visited seven different gardens, nurseries, and farms during the year. The tours were educational and our members enjoyed them. We carpooled to all of our tours and had free admission. We are…

Grow an Organic Food Garden

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…

Fall Backyard Fruits in Ventura County

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…

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