Mary Freed at “The Conejo Valley Botanic Garden”

Our photographer, Scott Horn, has shot and edited a great 25 minute video of Mary Freed giving a tour of the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden in Thousand Oaks, where she’s been a docent for 15 years. In the picture above, Mary Freed, Past President of the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County and Secretary of…

Bill Brandt “Growing Apple Trees in Thousand Oaks”

Bill Brandt, Past President of the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County and the California Rare Fruit Growers of Los Angeles, has over 50 varieties of apples growing in his yard! He grafted several trees with 7 – 12 varieties! He can harvest apples throughout the year! On the table are all his apple varieties…

Bill Brandt’s Pruning Tips

Organic Garden Club members had a great time at Bill Brandt’s Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop at Newbury Park High School. Scott Horn shot an hour of tape. Here is a less than a minute video summary!

Bill Brandt’s Orchard

Bill Brandt, Past President of the Organic Garden Club of Ventura County and a California Rare Fruit Grower, has an abundant fruit orchard in his backyard, where he grows cherimoya, lychee, papaya, banana, and mango, as well as growing pears, avocados, and many varieties of apples right here in Ventura County. Bill Brandt was interview…

Butterfly Garden

Create a beautiful backyard butterfly garden with lovely native flowers, culinary herbs, and berries. The main food of adult butterflies is nectar from red, orange, yellow, blue, or purple flowers that haven’t been sprayed with weed or insect killers. Many native flowers have been thought of as weeds to be removed, such as clovers, mallows,…