News


Calendar Events

August 2019


September 2019

  • Sep 12 Regular Monthly Meeting

October 2019

  • Oct 10 Regular Monthly Meeting

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

Come help celebrate the Club's 35th Anniversary. Fabulous food will be available. A wonderful presentation is planned. Check back in late August for updates.

We are on summer break during July and August so we can attend to our gardens. Check the Calendar Events to the left for scheduled summer Club activities. Check back in late August for updates.


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.

PDF requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.


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

Back to top

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.

Back to top

Your MEMBERSHIP DUES Are Due For LAVGC 2019/2020 Membership Year

Our Membership Year is from July 1 to June 30. Dues are $25.00 per Membership Year for an individual or $35.00 for two members at the same address. Dues are payable May 1 and delinquent August 1. To insure inclusion in the Annual Club Yearbook, pay by July 30.

All members need to fill out a new form so we are sure we have your current information for the Yearbook as well as a current signed, insurance required, hold harmless form.

Please fill out the Membership Application Form and turn it in at the June meeting with your dues, or mail to Wanda Finn, Membership Chairman, 4400 Mines Road, Livermore, CA 94550. Your completed application insures that we have your most current and correct information in our Annual Club Yearbook.

For more information about membership or dues, please contact Wanda Finn. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Wanda's phone number.

Back to top

LAVGC Annual Tomato Tasting - our 22nd year!

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Barn behind Crosswinds Church in Livermore

All are welcome! We hope everyone is having a fun and productive summer so far. There seems to be plenty of tomatoes on the vine in my garden, but they are slow to ripen this year! Good news is the timing will be perfect for our annual Tomato Tasting get together in just a short time.

Please note that the day of the event this year is Saturday, NOT Sunday, like in the past. The date is August 24th from 2-5 pm at The Barn behind Crosswinds Church in Livermore. Tomato Tasting Flyer and Map.

Please come and join us for this fun event which kicks off a new year of Garden Club activities! And if you are so inclined, bring tomatoes to taste or a dish to share and enter into the competitions. We have five categories that you can enter:

(1) Slicers, (2) Paste, and (3) Cherry tomatoes. In the food category there are (4) Savory and (5) Sweet dishes. Tomatoes can be with home grown, store bought, or borrowed from your neighbor. If you just want to come and taste, that is fine too. Prizes will be awarded for each category.

If you are bringing tomatoes, please arrive with your fruit already cut and plated. We'll provide toothpicks and paper goods for the tastings, water, and iced tea.

For further information or questions,email Kim Billingsley or Michelle Tallon. See the LAVGC Yearbook for their additional contact information.

Back to top

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.

Back to top