Organic Garden Club of Ventura County Volunteer Gardening
Mary gave a wonderful Rose Pruning Workshop, where Organic Garden Club members removed all the leaves and pruned to the out facing buds, at Faye and Paul’s Thousand Oaks home.
School gardens help kids learn math and science lessons while building and decorating garden areas, planning and planting the garden, and growing and harvesting the produce.
Organic Garden Club members refreshed the garden and tended the baby fruit trees at Casa Pacifica School Garden. We enjoyed being together rooting about in the soil so much that no one wanted to leave!
Mary tending tomatoes at Casa Pacifica School garden in Camarillo.
Club Members visited Maple Elementary School Garden in Newbury Park, where Oonagh has been volunteering for years, to help identify and tag native plants and consult on planting the kids’ veggie garden.
Organic Gardens at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Summerland, CA
Marshall Chrostowski, land manager of the Pacific Graduate Institute, Summerland, CA, with the Organic Garden Club
Organic Garden Club Members Home Tours
Backyard edible organic garden with lily pond
Bill's luscious organic pear tree full of fruit
Bill's fabulous organic grapes in his backyard orchard
Grape arbor leading to the Organic Raised Bed Garden
Mary, Lori, & Jeanette in Lori's Organic Garden, planting seeds for Arbor/Earth Day
Visit Ventura County Farms
Club Members had a wonderful time on our Ventura County Farm Day caravan! We visited five farms and the Farm Park Museum. Late in the day at Andrew Williamson Farm in Oxnard, we toured the fields with friendly farm workers.
Picking blueberries at Underwood Family Farms in Somis
Bill is picking organic tomatoes on Farm Day at McGrath Family Farm
Organic Garden Club members toured 7 farms in Ventura county on Farm Day, Petty Ranch, September, 2015
The Organic Garden Club learns about gopher traps in at an organic farm in Ojai that feeds the Farmer and Cook cafe where we ate lunch.
Tour Botanical Gardens
Mary, a Conejo Valley Botanical Garden Guide, leads our tour of the beautiful Thousands Oaks acres.
At the Conejo Valley Botanical Garden, under a native grape arbor.
Diana, Lillian, Bill, & Mary at the Ventura Botanical Garden, June, 2016, with the Channel Island District Garden Clubs
Homemade International Organic Cooking
Mary hosted the jolliest Organic Potluck Party with fabulous local organic seasonal dishes from homegrown apple pie to Asian salad! Lillian put her name tag on Diana as she was leaving and everyone started covering her with their name tags!
Tina gave club members a wonderful lunch from her lovely organic herb, veggie, and fruit garden that is sustained using permaculture techniques.
Club members cooking in Desi's kitchen with fresh picked organic fruits and vegetables.
California Garden Clubs Annual Convention
Sue, Diana, and Mary at the California Garden Club Conference, May, 2016
Annual Organic Garden Club Booth at Thousand Oaks Arbor/Earth Day
Bill & Sue in the Organic Garden Club booth on Arbor/Earth Day
Lynne & Diana at the Organic Garden Club booth at Arbor/Earth Day
Melissa & Lori in Lori's organic edible garden where we grow from seed organic veggie and herb plants to distribute on Earth Day, encouraging our community to grow organic food where they live.