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Organic Garden Club at Casa Pacifica School

In April, 2011, the President of the Organic Garden Club at that time, Darcey Lober, walked into the office of the Casa Pacifica School in Camarillo and offered to start a garden for them at the school. As it happened, the infrastructure for a garden had just been put in, but no one there knew…
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Fruit Tree Pruning

Bill Brandt, Rare Fruit Grower and Past President of Organic Garden Club, says that fruit trees can be pruned in the winter or after the harvest in the summer. Backyard gardeners with organic dwarf fruit trees can prune their trees with guidance and care. Organic dwarf fruit trees are small enough to do well in…
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Ventura County Farm Day

On Farm Day, more than 20 Ventura County farms open their doors and invite the public to experience a day of agricultural learning firsthand with tours and activities. This free, popular event connects the community with its farming neighbors, and encourages them to visit the farms in their backyards. Club Members had a wonderful time…
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The Organic Cycle

Organic gardening imitates the cycles found in nature to produce food, as in Lori's organic veggie garden in the picture above. In the organic cycle, the compost feeds the soil, the soil feeds the plants, and the plants feed the people. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 10,000 to 20,000 physician diagnosed pesticide poisonings occur…
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