We're the Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club (LAVGC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. Most of our members live in Dublin, Pleasanton, or Livermore. Our club's mission is to encourage interest in all phases of home gardening; promote better horticultural practices; promote civic beauty; and promote conservation of natural resources.
On this site you'll find information about LAVGC activities, events, and community service projects. You'll also find helpful information about gardening, program videos, suggestions about gardening-related places to go, and more. You don't need to know anything about gardening to join our Club. We're an enthusiastic group, always eager to share our knowledge.
Our Members meetings are the second Thursday of the month, September through June. In January 2023, the club is returning to in-person meetings after Zoom-only meetings during the pandemic. Visitors are welcome to attend a club meeting once before joining. Special interest groups and community service work parties meet regularly throughout the year.
Please bring a sweet or savory finger-food for our holiday potluck. Our adventurous cooks often surprise us with some interesting delicacies. However, store bought is just fine if you prefer not to cook. We would also welcome some tasty drinks if they are non-alcoholic. If your dish requires serving utensils, please bring them with your dish. The Club provides drinking water, utensils, paper products, and table decorations.
In lieu of a program in December, the Club will be holding both a live auction and a silent auction at our holiday meeting.
There are two objectives for the December meeting:
The live auction will be your chance to "purchase" a LAVGC member to do your bidding for 4 hours! The work should be completed within 6 months so that we can do it again at the June meeting if we find it is successful.
See the newsletter for details.