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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

All LAVGC meetings, events and activities are CANCELLED until further notice.

Regular Monthly Meeting
Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 CANCELLED following Alameda County Health Care Services guidance on Mar 12, 2020.

The LAVGC March monthly meeting is cancelled. The status of future monthly meetings will be shown here as decisions are made. Click to see ACHCS Guidance.

Check with Contacts for the status of other scheduled activities shown in the Calendar Events to the left.

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 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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Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Livermore Library Board Room

We will be holding a Board Meeting on March 5 at the Livermore Library Board Room starting at 6:45 pm. You do not need to be a board member to attend the meeting and we welcome ideas and thoughts from members, whether they attend or not. If you are unable to attend and wish to have something brought before the board, please contact Jeri Stark, President. See the LAVGC Yearbook for additional contact information.

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Daniel McCright Plant Sale

Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:00 am to / pm

Daniel McCright's home

SAVE THE DATE -- Saturday March 28, from 9 AM to ? PM, Daniel McCright is moving (sigh!) but will have a pre-sale a week before our annual Plant Sale at his home. Daniel has some choice plants in big tubs and containers plus garden statuary. All proceeds go to the Garden Club.

For more information, contact Dan McCright. See the LAVGC Yearbook for additional contact information.

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2020 Plant Sale

Saturday, April 4, 2020 , 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Amador High School parking lot, Pleasanton, Ca

Plant Sale Flyers!!

Please print the Plant Sale Flyer (1 up) or Plant Sale Flyer (4 up) in color or black and white to distribute to friends and businesses to help advertise our garden sale.

Plant Sale Needs YOU!!

Our annual fund raiser is fast approaching on Saturday, April 4th 9:00 - 1:00 in the parking lot of Amador High School. We are looking to you, our club members, for plant donations and volunteering for the event. As you may know our sale will have a section for edibles and for ornamentals.

An edible can be anything from a fruit tree to an annual veggie in a 4" pot. If you have any questions about an edible you would like to provide, please contact Kim Billingsley. See the LAVGC Yearbook for additional contact information.

The ornamentals can be annuals, perennials, shrubs, roses, succulents, natives, shade/sun/partial-sun plants or house plants. If you have any questions about a plant you'd like to donate please reach out to Karen Abbruscato or Daniel McCright.

If you have not already sign up to help at the meeting in February, there are still many options for you to help. Please contact volunteer coordinator Tina Higashi to choose your position. We will need many hands to make our sale a success and an event enjoyed by our community.
  • Pre sale helpers needed for Pricing on Friday 9:30-? at Robin Gade's home. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Robin's contact information.
  • For day of sale early birds are needed with transportation and set up 6:00 am - 9:00 am.
  • We'll have two shifts during our sale 8:00 am - 10:30 am and 10:30 am - 1:00 pm.
  • Areas in need of help include: Membership table, Maude's Boutique, Plant Assistants for Ornamentals and for Edibles, Holding Area/Sales Clerks, Loading, Cashiers, Clean up.
  • Publicity help is needed from now until the sale - passing out flyers, contacting businesses, etc.

We ask that everything be well rooted. The week before the sale we will request you drop off your plants at Robyn Gade's home in Pleasanton, close to Amador High School. The plants will be staged by plant type and the volunteers on the pricing team will price the plants.

If you will be away for the sale and would like to help before - signs and labels need to be made, plants potted up, white elephants cleaned; the list is almost endless, contact Tina!! Thank you for your consideration, Tina.

Daniel McCright has a supply of plastic pots for the Plant Sale. He will bring them to the March meeting, but if you need some before then, please contact him. He has many 1-gallon round pots, some 2, 3, and 5 gallon pots, some 4-inch square pots, and several other sizes and shapes.

Please label all plants with Name, sun or shade, annual or perennial, and a short description. Cut blinds will be available at the meeting.

All plants and boutique items should be delivered to Robin Gades home by 9 am Friday April 3rd. If Livermore residents cannot get to Robin's Pleasanton home, their plants may be dropped off at the Tina Higashi's Livermore home. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Robin's and Tina's contact information.

Come out, help, shop and join the fun!!

For more information or any questions, please email Karen Abbruscato, Chair. See the LAVGC Yearbook for additional contact information.

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