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  • Feb 14 Regular Monthly Meeting

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  • May 9 Regular Monthly Meeting

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  • Jun 13 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, December 13, 2018 at 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

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

Growing California Native Plants in the Garden - A Few Favorites - Pete Veilleux, speaker

In 2003 Pete Veilleux began his native plant nursery and started designing and building native gardens for friends. Now he regularly designs and builds native landscapes for long-lasting, self-sustaining landscapes which help people get the maximum use and pleasure from their gardens. One of Pete's goals is to help people make the connection between their yards and the remaining wild spaces around us. He wants people to experience the beautiful harmony that he sees around him when exploring the wild places. Pete will show slides of both wild places along with photos of created landscapes featuring plants that feed the birds and butterflies. He will bring an assortment of native plants to discuss and sell.

Dec. 13th Holiday Potluck - begins at 6:30 P.M. A potluck dinner social is planned to kick off the December meeting. The potluck is scheduled from 6:30 -7:25. Please label any dishes as well as serving utensils you bring. Please remember to pick your dishes and serving utensils up after the meeting. The club will provide table service, (plates, plastic ware, napkins etc.). Hot dishes (bring them hot), salads, desserts, appetizers etc. are all welcome. Should you bring a beverage, remember, no alcoholic beverages.


Visitors Are Welcome!

Please join us at the monthly meeting or contact us at the Contacts link above. Please take a moment to fill out the Membership Application Form for Fiscal Year July 2018 through June 2019. Membership dues for February 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019 are half the regular dues.

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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2019 Plant Sale - Saturday, April 6, 2019

We urge you to continue your efforts on propagating plants from your garden and potting them up for the Plant Sale next April 6. We will have supplies of plastic pots, in various sizes, and plant identification labels outside the door of the meeting room at the December meeting. Please take what you need.

While the Plant Sale Committee is large and diverse, with many returning members, slots are still available for those wishing to join the committee. A call or email to Bill or Daniel is all that's needed for you to become a member of this intrepid group

Please contact the Plant Sale Chairmen Bill Tallon and Daniel McCright, if you have questions about the plant sale. See the LAVGC Yearbook for their additional contact information.

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Penny Pines Plantation Donations

We can all be particularly pleased we have chosen to vigorously support the Penny Pines Project. President Dolores Bengtson urges each of us to pledge to continue that support to assist in the recovery of the thousands of acres of burned forest lands. She knows Jeri Stark will cheer us on in this effort.

A reminder to club members as the holidays come closer, plantations are a wonderful gift to give family and friends. If you are interested in making such a gift, call or email Jeri Stark for information or pick up an application at our next meeting. (ed. note: think of those impossible people to get gifts for like parents and in-laws that don't need or want anything more around their house. Or a plantation gift to a whole family - everyone taken care of at once! And who wouldn't be thrilled to think they are helping re-forest our lands after the fires.) (ed. note: so remember to be generous when the box comes around!).

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