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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 12, 2019 at TIME CHANGE 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.

Socializing and Salvias - LAVGC member Sharon Howard

Our December meeting starts early at 6:30, so that we will have more time to socialize, eat & celebrate our winter holidays. The club provides the coffee, tea & drinking water as well as the paper products. We rely on our members to provide the interesting, delicious, & sometimes healthy finger foods. They can be sweet or savory. If you prefer not to cook, we welcome some tasty drinks, as long as they are non-alcoholic. Please join us in our winter celebration with special foods & drinks.

Our speaker will be member Sharon Howard telling us all we need to know about salvias. Sharon says about her love for Salvias: "I joined LAVGC in 1994 as we had moved to Livermore in 1988 from the Chicago area and the local plants and flowers were completely foreign to me. I had grown bushels of potatoes and peonies in Illinois but in California there were so many unfamiliar plants I needed help. I have totally enjoyed the club and have learned so many wonderful things from the members. Salvia's have become my new passion and I probably have 20 or more varieties. I hope to help others develop this wonderful passion for this plant."


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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2020 Plant Sale

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 4, 2020, that's the day of our annual plant sale. And for a successful plant sale we need plants, so when you're working in your garden think about propagating and dividing what you have. Containers will be available at the December meeting, or contact me and I'll get them to you. We also need volunteers and signups will begin in January.

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

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Ruth Bancroft Garden of d'Lights

Fri/Sat/Sun Evenings, Nov 30 - Dec 29, 2019

Click to see the Garden of d'Lights flyer. Details and tickets at ruthbancroftgarden.org/lights2019.

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