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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

April 27th Meeting

7:00 – 8:30 pm
Zoom Meeting

Grow an Organic Food Garden and Bokashi Party

In honor of Earth/Arbor Day, Organic Garden Club president, Diana Lovejoy, will  talk about why you should grow an organic food garden where you live. In 1970, she spoke at the first Earth Day in Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles and she’s still talking about saving the Earth! Living organic soil is the womb of nature, where every cubic inch of healthy soil is a miniature world of beneficial living organisms! Also we will show a video of our April 14th Bokashi Party in Michael Wittman’s Food Forest.

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

April 14: Bokashi Party: Join us outdoors in Michael Wittman’s Food Forest to make our own Bokashi compost starter using Cuauhtemoc Villa’s recipe! And learn more about ancient organic techniques to enhance our soil, including biochar, bamboo vinegar, and foliar spray. Please wear masks and social distance. RSVP

“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:

 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.

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Organic Garden Blog posts

The Soil Chef

Our March speaker, Cuauhtemoc Villa, told us about ancient methods of revitalizing the soil, using effective microbes to ferment organic material. He talked about bokashi composting, which is an anaerobic process that relies on inoculated bran to ferment kitchen waste into a safe soil builder and nutrient-rich tea for your plants and the soil. He…

Bill Brandt Pruning Workshop at Las Flores Community Orchard

Bill Brandt is past president of the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County and past president of California Rare Fruit Growers, Los Angeles Chapter. In January, 2021, he gave a Pruning Workshop at  Las Flores Community Garden Orchard, showing how to prune various fruit trees: stone fruits, citrus, avocado, cherimoya, and fig. Our photographer, Scott…

A Ray of Sunshine

Lori Cameron – Bringing Joy to the Community! Lori Cameron is serious about combating local food insecurity! Every week, she picks up food at the Farmers Market with Food Forward to fight hunger in Ventura County. Plus, once a week she volunteers for Shop Ahoy to bring food to the homebound.  Lori has been a…

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