Calendar Events

September 2019

October 2019

November 2019

  • Nov 14 Regular Monthly Meeting

December 2019

  • Dec 12 Regular Monthly Meeting

January 2020

  • Jan 9 Regular Monthly Meeting

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

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, September 12, 2019 at 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. TIME CHANGE!

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

Celebrate our Club's 35th Anniversary

Join us for a celebration of the club's 35 years of existence! We will provide a delicious buffet during with a looping slide show of our previous tours will be on the screen; we'll have a short business meeting about the month's activities and to vote on our budget; and then our program will be a review of our busy club's activities over the years and how our civic projects got started. We have invited some special guests and previous members too. A fun evening to learn more about our club and its history. Yearbooks will also be distributed so be sure to pick up and sign for yours.

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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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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We have three projects that need a few helping hands.

  1. Make A Difference Day. This project consists of getting 4 volunteers to man the booth at the Pleasanton Senior Center on January 18, 2020. For the first time this year they will have Health and Wellness as well as Emergency & Safety along with the Community Service exhibitors. This will be the fourth or fifth year we have participated and we have found the event has generated some good interest in our club. The event runs from 10 am to 2 pm, with set up at 9:30. Tables are provided at the event so the volunteers need to set up with our brochures and other information and answer questions from participants. If you are willing to lead this project by gathering what is needed for the setup and giving direction to the 4 volunteers, please contact Jeri Stark, President.
  2. Display at Pleasanton Library in March. Each year in the month prior to our Plant Sale, we have put up a display in the case at the Pleasanton Library. Two or three people are needed to look at what we have done before and to put together a welcoming display for the library.
  3. Blue Star Memorial Restoration. Perhaps 10 years ago the LAVGC was involved in setting up the garden and Blue Star Memorial plaque honoring our country's veterans out at the Veteran's Hospital in Livermore. A member of the club has checked and determined that the plaque does need to be restored. The club does not do the restoration, but instead writes a grant request to the National Garden Clubs for funds to help restore the plaque. Our club would need to supply the difference between the grant and the cost of restoration. This project would be to look at the feasibility of applying for the grant and requesting the additional funds from the club. The original garden is still in place and our club member says it still looks good for the years since it was first installed and so we would hope that if we have the plaque restored the hospital would step up to doing some grooming of the garden. This volunteer would review the requirements for the grant and determine the feasibility of getting the funds to do the restoration.

If any of these are of interest to you, please contact Jeri Stark, President. See the LAVGC Yearbook for 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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