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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

October 26th Meeting

When: Tuesday

Time:  7:00 – 8:30 pm 

Where: Zoom Meeting

Debi Markley “Growing Green: Fruit Trees in your Backyard” – Ron Whitehurst “Sustainable Pest Management with Beneficial Insects”

Debi Markley is a long time Organic Garden Club member and Treasurer of the Ventura / Santa Barbara California Rare Fruit Growers. She will talk on growing organically: how to plant, graft, prune, and fertilize fruit trees. Ron Whitehurst is also an Organic Garden Club member and licensed Pest Control Advisor and has been involved with organic methods for 30 years. As a partner with Jan Dietrick in the Rincon-Vitova Insectary, he promotes the biological control of pests using natural enemies. 

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.

“How to Grow an Organic Food Garden”, Diana Lovejoy. Have you been thinking about growing your own food?  Click the link and get your FREE Organic Food Garden Journal.

“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

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…

Robert Medrano at Peach Hill Soils

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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