Garden Adventures

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.

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

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!

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

Mary tending tomatoes at Casa Pacifica School garden in Camarillo.

Club Members visited Maple Elementary School in Newbury Park to help identify and tag native plants and consult on planting the kids’ veggie garden.

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

Organic Gardens at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Summerland, CA

Marshall Chrostowski, land manager of the Pacific Graduate Institute, Summerland, CA, gives a tour to the Organic Garden Club

Marshall Chrostowski, land manager of the Pacific Graduate Institute, Summerland, CA, with the Organic Garden Club

Organic Garden Club Members Home Tours

Backyard organic garden with lily pond

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

Bill's fabulous organic grapes in his backyard orchard

Grape arbor leading to the Organic Raised Bed Garden

Grape arbor leading to the Organic Raised Bed Garden

Mary, Lori, & Jeanette in Lori's Garden, planting seeds for Arbor/Earth Day

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.

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

Picking blueberries at Underwood Family Farms in Somis

Bill is picking organic tomatoes on Farm Day at McGrath Family Farm

Bill is picking organic tomatoes on Farm Day at McGrath Family Farm

Farm Day, Petty Ranch, September, 2015

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

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 leading a tour of the Conejo Valley Botanical Garden

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.

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

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 salads!

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 us a wonderful lunch from her lovely organic herb, veggie, and fruit garden that is self sustained by permaculture techniques.

Tina gave club members a wonderful lunch from her lovely organic herb, veggie, and fruit garden that is sustained using permaculture techniques.

Cooking in Desi's kitchen with fresh picked organic fruits and vegetables.

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

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

Bill & Sue in the Organic Garden Club booth on Arbor/Earth Day

Lynne & Diana at the Organic Garden Club booth at Arbor/Earth Day

Lynne & Diana at the Organic Garden Club booth at Arbor/Earth Day

Melissa & Lori in Lori's organic edible garden

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.