Join us in the Garden
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, 2021 – June 30, 2022 Dues paid in April apply for next year
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
September 21st Meeting
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Zoom Meeting
“Robert Medrano at Peach Hill Soils” and “Bob Sussman at Matilija Native Plant Nursery”
Scott Horn, Organic Garden Club’s videographer, has gone on location with Diana Lovejoy and filmed two informative videos! At Peach Hill Soil, Robert Medrano, owner of our local organic soil company, gives us a tour and explains the different kinds of gravel, soil, and compost for our gardens. At Matilija Native Plant Nursery in Moorpark, owner Bob Sussman gives us a tour of the Nursery and talks about local native plants.
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
September 11: Seed Planting for Member’s Fall Gardens: Join us at the Las Flores Community Garden to start seeds in six packs to grow 6 different cool season veggies in the Greenhouse for member’s fall gardens.
“How to Grow an Organic Food Garden”, Diana Lovejoy. Have you been thinking about growing your own food? Click the link https://diana-lovejoy-s-organic-food-garden.mykajabi.com/pl/2147505255 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. https://grow.foodrevolution.org/screening/
Laura Pasetta, an Organic Garden Club member, has several beautiful short videos on her website. Check them out: https://www.wild-rootz.com/videos
“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: https://kissthegroundmovie.com
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.
Organic Garden Blog posts
Welcome to a meeting of the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County! We have two wonderful speakers giving their presentations in this hour long video! Hugh Kelly is president of Mesa Harmony Garden, a food forest in Santa Barbara run by volunteers that provides produce for their local food bank. Scott Logan, Naturalist, has great…
Mary Freed, longtime Conejo Botanic Garden docent and past president of the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County, guides us through the Garden and points out the spring splendor of the flowering plants and trees.
by Bill Brandt Gardeners need to protect themselves when pruning some common garden plants. The sap from some succulents can be dangerous for your eyes and skin, like the fire stick or pencil plant, which is in the Euphorbia family and is pictured above. The sap from this plant is classified as a carcinogen and…
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