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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, 2020 – June 30, 2021
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
October 20th Meeting
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Bill Brandt – Growing and Grafting of Apple Trees in Southern California
Bill Brandt, Past President of the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County and the California Rare Fruit Growers, Los Angeles Chapter, will tell us about growing apple trees in our backyard and explain about the different varieties that grow here.
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
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: ThePermacultureStudent.com
Organic Garden Blog posts
Sept. 30, 2020, By Debby Ellis, Recording Secretary Our meeting started with a tour of Michael Wittman’s garden: He is planning to grow about 10 kinds of rare garlic. He is currently growing tomatoes and peppers, carrots, kale, marigolds, strawberries, bananas, sage, rosemary, lavender. He has a cherry tree, corn has been harvested, the fig…
Create conditions that make pest problems minimal by welcoming a complex biological community in your organic garden. Encouraging the predators that catch and eat the pests is a good plan. Encourage beneficial insects like, Butterflies, Bees, Ladybugs, Lacewings, and Praying Mantis, to come to your garden by planting wild flowers, native plants, and herbs. Ladybugs…
If everyone in the world planted an edible garden where they live, we would save the planet and our own lives! All life is connected! Plants are alive, they breathe out oxygen and organic gardeners breathe the clean air. The air is alive with bees and beneficial insects attracted by flowering native plants planted among…
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