Calendar Events

November 2019

December 2019

  • Dec 12 Regular Monthly Meeting

January 2020

  • Jan 9 Regular Monthly Meeting
  • Jan 18 Make a Difference Day

February 2020

  • Feb 13 Regular Monthly Meeting

March 2020

  • Mar 12 Regular Monthly Meeting

April 2020

  • Apr 9 Regular Monthly Meeting

May 2020

  • May 14 Regular Monthly Meeting

Jun 2020

  • Jun 11 Regular Monthly Meeting

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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, November 14, 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.

Gardening with Natives - Dr. Mark Brunnell, Associate Professor, University of the Pacific

Dr. Mark S. Brunell, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of the Pacific, will cover diversity, selection, and cultural requirements of native plants for garden use. Also, there will be a discussion about the resources available for learning more about native plants and their culture.

Dinner with the speaker: Join Dr. Mark for dinner on Nov 14 at 5:15 PM at Oasis Grill, 780 Main St., Pleasanton. All members are invited to join in the dinner. It is a great way to meet and talk with the speaker. If you plan on attending, please phone or email Judy Person by Wednesday, Nov. 13 for reservations. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Judy's additional 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 Jeri Stark, President 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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NEW Garden Club Want Ads related wants, needs, offers, for sale

This new column is for any garden related items that you have that you want to get rid of - either selling or giving away, just to get them out of your place and it's too long to wait for the plant sale. You can also list needs or even if you need help in the garden and wish to hire someone for a few hours a week. Or if you'd like to hire out to help someone in their garden a few hours a week. Let's share with other gardeners in the club!! Click to see Garden Club Want Ads.

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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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The LAVGC 2019-2020 Yearbook

LAST CHANCE!! we will have the Yearbooks at the regular monthly meeting again. Please be sure to pick up the one with your name on it, plus those of any friends or neighbors who don't get to the evening meetings. Saves so much when we don't have to mail them out!

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Holiday Boutique @ Regular Monthly Meeting

Holiday Boutique - Back by popular demand, we'll have our fun Holiday Bazaar again this November at our regular evening meeting on Nov. 14. If you have holiday items that are in good condition, items that your kids or grand-kids no longer wish to keep, or you are just tired of, please donate them. Remember - one man's trash is another man's treasure! We'll try to sell your items at very reasonable prices. But, should the items not sell, PLEASE you must take them back home with you.

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Eden Garden Stop Waste Awareness

Don't Throw Those Pumpkin Seeds Away!

As part of our stop food waste awareness project we wanted to make you aware of pumpkins. Out of the 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins produced in the US every year, most end up getting thrown away. While carving pumpkins can be fun for the whole family, there are ways to reduce the waste that comes along with this activity.

Members may see more about this in the 'Members Only' section, 'Newsletter', '2019-2020', 'October' newsletter page 5.

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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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