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  • Feb 13 Regular Monthly Meeting

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  • Mar 12 Regular Monthly Meeting

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  • May 14 Regular Monthly Meeting

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  • 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, Jan 9, 2020 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.

Bloomed This Way! Beauty and Sustainability Together as One

ROSE AND THORN DESIGN has achieved prizes in both state and national competitions. They are a floral design house in San Francisco, have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Nob Hill Gazette, San Francisco Magazine, the Fine Arts Museum Magazine and have held exhibitions at The De Young Museum, Saks Fifth Avenue and the Annual Oakland Tulip Exhibition. Armando de Loera, sustainable eco-floral designer and Adam Schindler, both of ROSE AND THORN DESIGN will share their knowledge while creating 6 floral designs.

They will educate us on - Household Hunt - repurposing household items in decorative design, along with functional support for your flowers; Garden Scents - blossoming fragrant expression in your floral arrangement; Pop of Color - evoking emotion using colorful California Grown Flowers.

At the conclusion of their program, the six beautiful floral creations made during their presentation will be auctioned to our members and guests. The proceeds of the auction will go to the club. So, be prepared with checks or cash if you think you might be interested in bidding.

Dinner with the speakers: all members are invited to join the speakers for a no host dinner before the meeting at 5 PM at the Oasis Grill, 789 Main St., Pleasanton. Contact Inge Spotnitz by Tuesday evening January 7, 2020 if you would like to attend the dinner. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Inge'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

...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. Select videos are also available to the public. See LAVGC Speakers: past and future.

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Make a Difference for Pleasanton Festival

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd, Pleasanton

Make a Difference for Pleasanton Festival is a day to "Get Connected and Stay Connected" through Volunteerism and Community Service. Exhibitors can show the community what they are doing and how volunteers can "Make A Difference.". Volunteers can come and see the many service opportunities which are available and sign up to help in their areas of interest.

LAVGC will have a table again this year. This is a Family Friendly event, appropriate for all ages.

Please click this link to find out more about the Make a Difference for Pleasanton Festival.

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2020 Plant Sale

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 4, 2020, that's the day of our annual plant sale.

For a successful plant sale we need plants, so when you're working in your garden think about propagating and dividing what you have. January is the perfect time to start seeds with long germination times, like peppers, eggplant, abutilon, and milkweed. Continue dividing and propagating.

We are also in need of volunteers. Thanks to the volunteers who signed up at the December meeting. We need a lot more volunteers, including a leader to get the volunteer sign ups. Anyone want that position?

If there's a specific task you'd like to volunteer for, please email Karen Abbruscato, Chair. See the LAVGC Yearbook for additional contact information.

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