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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, April 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

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

There's Magic in the Soil - Carole Frost, speaker

Please join us for our April meeting to hear Carole Frost present "There's Magic in the Soil". She'll cover the importance of building a healthy soil, how we should be treating our soil as its own ecosystem, and the three sides to building a healthy soil. The three sides will include: Soil Biology, Soil Chemistry, and Soil Structure. She'll also touch on cover cropping and sheet mulching to assist in building healthy soil.

We will enjoy "Dinner with the Speaker" at the Oasis Grill, 780 Main St, Pleasanton at 5:30 prior to the meeting. Any garden club member is welcome to join us, just contact Lori Martin by Wednesday, April 10, so we can add you to the reservation count. See the LAGC Yearbook for Lori's contact information.


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 Annual Plant Sale

SALE: Saturday, April 6, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Rain or Shine. Location: Amador High School Parking lot. 1155 Santa Rita Rd., Pleasanton.

The 2019 Annual Plant Sale was a great success! Come to the April 11 monthly meeting to learn more about the sale results.

Pictures from the 2019 Plant Sale

Any questions about the Plant Sale? Contact Plant Sale Chairmen Bill Tallon and Daniel McCright. See the LAVGC Yearbook for their additional contact information.

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Annual Mt. Diablo Iris Society Spring Show and Plant Sale

Sat-Sun, April 13,14, 2019

The Annual Mt. Diablo Iris Society Spring Show and Plant Sale will be held at Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane, Livermore, CA. This is a judged show and will feature flower arrangements, demonstrations, and a photo contest open to public contributors. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Mary Sindicic of the Mt. Diablo Iris Society.

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Soil Knife and Glove Orders - Final Pick-up

Thanks to those who picked up their soil knives and gloves at the March meeting. Those who have not picked up their order need to do so at the April meeting or make arrangements to have someone else pay for your order and pick it up. Please contact Diane Coffee or Dolores Bengtson if you need to make other arrangements.

For more information, contact: Diane Coffee or Dolores Bengtson. See the LAVGC Yearbook for their 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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