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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 - $25 single $30 family
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
July 21st Meeting
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Antonio Sanchez – Growing Native Plants
Antonio Sanchez, native plant expert and manager of the Rancho Sierra Vista Nursery, will talk about the best native plants from the National Park Nursery for local gardens! He is also a native foods enthusiast following traditions passed down by local indigenous people. He has been propagating local natives for the Native Plant Restoration Project at the Santa Monica National Recreation Area and filling the Nursery Seed Bank.
Upcoming Garden Adventures
**Bill Brandt, our Fruit Tree Expert, says that now would be a great time for Gardeners to paint their fruit trees. Use 50% light color latex paint mixed with 50% water and paint the sun-facing branches to avoid sunburn and disease.
Check out this 7 minute video! Our member, Michael Wittman gives us a delightful tour of the fabulous beginnings of his newly planted Food Forest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ToeSBXI7DA&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3rgszWpHoIXfvwQ9zaLK2TDkhV4UjT6F9GcQAqn15gftomxwp3l0L3ZVo
**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.
**Otto and Sons Nursery, 1835 Guiberson Rd., Filmore, is open for viewing its new Rose Garden as well as buying veggie plants, fruit trees, and roses.
Organic Garden Blog posts
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