Plant a Victory Garden

Gardens are magical places to keep grounded in these challenging times. Are you ready to get your hands dirty? To be more self-sufficient? To get in touch with Nature? To take action to create a healthy life?  Now is the time to plant a Victory Garden filled with fruits, veggies, herbs, and berries! Being in…

Backyard Crop Rotation

One of the ways that organic gardeners can create a sustainable garden at home is by seasonally rotating their crops. Crop rotation is planting something different in your backyard raised bed veggie garden every season. This cycle disrupts weed and pest activity, helps eliminate soil borne diseases, and aids soil fertility by growing crops with…

Eat less Water

Florencia Ramirez was the speaker at the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County’s November meeting. Her book, “Eat Less Water,” is about saving water, building soil, and cooking from scratch with organic ingredients. Her dedication to saving water started during one of California’s droughts when she read tips on saving water. She thought about inventing…

Fall Garden Map

Organic gardeners can plan their Fall Veggie Garden by creating a picture of their raised garden beds in a sunny area where veggies can get at least six hours of sun a day. If this is a new garden, choose a southern exposure to the sun which is best for most plants. Fill the beds…

Rewilding Humans

Tammy Chu, editor of Edible Ojai and Ventura County, was the August speaker at the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County meeting. The next issue of Edible will be on fermented foods. She spoke about how we can restore our bodies to our natural uncultivated state.  Modern humans have been on this planet for approximately…

Organic Gardening

Homeowners can awaken their neighborhood to the need to act in the current environmental emergency by using organic gardening techniques and taking simple steps at home. Planting eco-friendly native plants and fruit trees instead of a lawn in the front yard and using a drip irrigation system, saves water and attracts pollinators. Refraining from the…