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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, October 10, 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.

Creating Living Soil - Michael Wittman, founder of Blue Sky Biochar

Michael Wittman will be our speaker for the evening. During his talk, Michael will provide information on biochar and tell us how to create and maintain living soil. He will cover key components such as biochar, custom compost, worm castings, complex rock dust blend, and mycorrhizae. His own edible garden is a laboratory for what he teaches, including rainwater harvesting, composting, making biochar, and concocting soil-improving mixtures. Michael has influenced municipal planting practices in his home city of Thousand Oaks, resulting in better plant viability and reduced water and chemical use.

Dinner with the speaker: Join Michael for dinner on Oct. 10, 5 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 Bruce Daggy by Noon on Tuesday, Oct 9th for reservations. See LAVGC Yearbook for Bruce'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 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

...garden 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

Don't forget to pick up and sign for your Yearbook at the next meeting. And that of a neighbor or friend that doesn't attend the evening meetings.

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LAVGC Annual Tomato Tasting Results - our 23rd year!

Don't miss seeing the winning entries and photos at our 2019 Tomato Tasting.

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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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