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May 2019

Jun 2019

July 2019

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September 2019

  • Sep 12 Regular Monthly Meeting

October 2019

  • Oct 10 Regular Monthly Meeting

November 2019

  • Nov 14 Regular Monthly Meeting

December 2019

  • Dec 12 Regular Monthly Meeting

Lynn MacFarland, Best in Show
Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club (LAVGC) is a non-profit educational service organization affiliated with California Garden Clubs, Inc. serving the Tri-Valley Area: Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and Sunol.

LAVGC Vision: Gardening for fun and purpose while working together to share knowledge and promote environmental responsibility.

LAVGC Mission: Encourage interest in all phases of home gardening; Promote better horticultural practices; Promote civic beauty; Promote conservation of natural resources.

LAVGC Brochure.

LAVGC offers special interest groups and workshops on a variety of related subjects.

Different special interest groups include Edible Gardening, Floral Design, Garden Tours and Seed Sharing.

Members take tours to see outstanding gardens, nurseries and to attend horticultural events. Members also perform community service locally and nationally.

LAVGC meets the second Thursday of September through June at Alisal Elementary School in Pleasanton.

LAVGC Speakers: past and future

Regular Monthly Meeting
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

The LAVGC monthly meeting is at the Alisal Elementary School multipurpose room, 1454 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, CA 94566.

Garden to Vase - Katie Koch, speaker

Katie Koch is the owner, farmer, and florist of Flower Mama based in Winters, CA. She grows a diversity of cut flowers with no-till farming practices and is an eco-conscious floral designer. She will demonstrate how to arrange a lush, garden style arrangement in a compote vessel without floral foam as well as a simple market bouquet. She will discuss the varieties of flowers that thrive in our climate and provide insight on post harvest care to maximize vase life. She will also bring flowers and plants for sale.

We hope to enjoy "Dinner with the Speaker" at the Oasis Grill, 780 Main St, Pleasanton at 5:30 prior to the meeting. Any garden club member is welcome to join us, just contact Inge Spotnitz by Wednesday, May 8, so we can add you to the reservation count. See the LAGC Yearbook for Inge's contact information.

Visitors Are Welcome!

Please join us at the monthly meeting or contact us at the Membership link below. Please take a moment to fill out the Membership Application Form for Membership Year July, 2019 through June, 2020. New members joining after Jan. 31 of the Membership Year will owe one-half of the regular dues. New members joining at or after the April Spring Plant Sale will pay dues for the following Membership Year and be complimented for the remainder of the existing Membership Year (May/June).

For more information about membership or dues, please email Wanda Finn.

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Members Only section

Check out the Members Only section. Click on the 'Members Only' menu selection on any page, enter the Id and password. The Members Only section contains the club Yearbook, speaker video links, club forms, newsletter archives, meeting minutes and more. Members may email the Co-Presidents to obtain the Id and password.

Thanks, thanks and more thanks

Thanks to all who participate in the club workshops, work parties and providing meeting refreshments. > > More

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Talks on Video

If you missed our meeting speakers' informative talk, you can see the video of the talk on the club website Members Only section. Most of our recent club meeting talks are on view there.

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Your MEMBERSHIP DUES Are Due For LAVGC 2019/2020 Membership Year

Our Membership Year is from July 1 to June 30. Dues are $25.00 per Membership Year for an individual or $35.00 for two members at the same address. Dues are payable May 1 and delinquent August 1. To insure inclusion in the Annual Club Yearbook, pay by July 30.

If you're renewing, please fill out the Membership Application Form and turn it in at the May or June meeting with your dues, or mail to Wanda Finn, Membership Chairman, 4400 Mines Road, Livermore, CA 94550

Your completed application insures that we have your most current and correct information in our Annual Club Yearbook.

For more information about membership or dues, please contact Wanda Finn. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Wanda's phone number.

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Alameda County Fair Volunteer Opportunities

The Alameda County Fair will run from June 14 to July 7, 2019 and we need volunteers. Our club makes $6 an hour, any shift and no matter where you work. Plus you get free goodies, free tickets and parking to the fair. This is a great way to see the Fair and raise money for the garden club. Please sign up for a shift or two at Alameda County Fair. Choose the Red fair info button on the left side of the page.

For more information, please contact Ron Volpa, ACF volunteer coordinator. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Ron's additional contact information.

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LAVGC Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:30 PM. Livermore Library, Community Room B.

The meeting is open to all LAVGC members. Nominations for Executive Officers for 2019-2020. We have a great slate of officers for next year, to be voted on at the May Regular Meeting, but we are missing anyone for the top slot. This could be two people acting as co-Presidents. We have a lot of talent in the club and someone(s) just needs to step up and take the leadership role for the coming year. There will be a Board Meeting on Wed., May 1, from 6:30 to 8:30, in Room B of the Livermore Library to work on this issue.

Nominated for the offices are:

  • Prsident - open
  • VP Meetings and Organization - Karen Abbruscato
  • VP Community Service - Jeri Stark
  • VP Special Interests - Lois Barber
  • Corresponding Secretary - Nora Kvale
  • Recording Secretary - Beth Clark
  • Treasurer - Norma Foss

Many thanks to the Nominating Committee for coming up with this great slate: Diane Coffee, Vicki Cunniffe, Mary Davis, Valerie Morrow, and Lori Martin.

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2019 Annual Plant Sale

The Plant Sale on Saturday April 6, 2019, was a grand success in many ways. By the numbers, we recruited 20 new members, 69 members worked at the sale, more than 400 transactions were recorded, and we grossed over $10,000 in receipts (cash, checks, credit cards, and donations). There was a great selection of edible and ornamental plants, plus a wide variety of yard art and garden treasures in the boutique. The weather was perfect. The consensus of our group was that, despite all the hard work, the sale was an enjoyable experience in working together for a common goal.

Pictures from the 2019 Plant Sale

Any questions about the Plant Sale? Contact Plant Sale Chairmen Bill Tallon and Daniel McCright. See the LAVGC Yearbook for their additional contact information.

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Alameda County Master Gardeners Garden Talks

Second Saturdays, Mar - Nov, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Click to see the 2019 ACMG Garden Talks schedule.

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