OGCVC Members’ Fruit and Veggie Garden Tour

When you choose to grow an organic food garden, you will discover that your garden gives you not only food, but peace and happiness. A garden is restorative, giving you a sense of birth, growth, death, and new life, while nurturing your soul. Gardeners, like our members, are wonderful down to earth folks who make…

Arnold Bernstein – History of Apples

Arnold Bernstein spoke at the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County about the history of apples and growing Apples in Malibu. He has lived there for 50 years and has been growing trees for about 40 years. He has an acre with 400 trees in his orchard, with about 140 types of trees. Theocritus, the…

The Soil Doctor

Our February speaker was Dr. David White, the Soil Doctor, who runs the Center for Regenerative Agriculture in Ojai. His Once Upon a Watershed program provides hands-on local watershed education, restoration and stewardship experience for Kindergarten, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students in the Ventura River Watershed. He is doing oak tree restorations of Coastal,…

A Visit to Matilija Native Plant Nursery

Bob Sussman gives Diana Lovejoy, Organic Garden Club President, a tour of his Matilija Nursery, a California Native Plant and Habitat Restoration Nursery. He shows us lovely native plants we can plant in our local backyard landscapes. He points out specific native plants that are food and shelter for butterflies and caterpillars for us to…

Organic Garden Club Tours 2021

Our garden club members grow healthy organic veggies and fruit in their backyards, patios, and community gardens, save their seeds, and have compost bins. We visited seven different gardens, nurseries, and farms during the year. The tours were educational and our members enjoyed them. We carpooled to all of our tours and had free admission. We are…

Grow an Organic Food Garden

Do you like to eat organic food, fresh from the Garden?  Imagine having a luscious salad garden on your patio, or a raised bed veggie garden next to your kitchen door. Are you ready to get in touch with Nature? To be more self-sufficient? To take action to create a healthy life? Now is the…

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…

Organic Garden Club Meeting: Mesa Harmony Garden and Gottlieb Native Garden

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’s Spring Tour of Conejo Botanic Garden

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.