Unless otherwise noted below, our meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month from October thru June. Meetings begin at 10 a.m. at
Fisher Hall, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 409 Topa Topa Drive, Ojai
2019-20 Program Schedule
October 9 – 10:00 a.m. Fisher Hall – The topic will be Living With Oaks in the Ojai Valley. Our speaker will be Christina Hardin, ISA Certified Arborist. Ms. Hardin will be discussing the following: Varieties of oak trees, benefits, diseases, watering, pruning, what to plant under oaks, why trees “self-prune”, transplanting, and recovery from fire damage. Here is a link about what to plant under oaks: https://www.laspilitas.com/…/o…/Planting_under_oak_tree.html
November 13 – 10:00 a.m. Fisher Hall – Elizabeth Cohn of Forage Floral Artistry using foraged and dried plants in floral arrangements.
December 4 – Wreath Day 8:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Chaparral Auditorium. It’s fun! It’s creative! Bring a friend, a glue gun & clippers. START COLLECTING NOW! Perhaps you can collect some of the citrus fruit that fell from your tree and save them for the wreaths. (All members)
January 8 – 10:00 am Fisher Hall – Succulent wreath making Demo– Cindy
February 12 – 10:00 am – Fisher Hall – Speaker Laurence Nicklin of Plantasia and Taft Gardens re DIY landscaping
March 11 – Field trip – Ventura County Botanic Gardens – members are welcome to bring a friend.
April 8 – Field Trip – Tolmach Garden & Winery
May 9, 2019 – End of Year Luncheon, location TO BE DETERMINED
PAST PROGRAM SCHEDULES
2018-19 Program Schedule
October 10 – 10:00 a.m. Fisher Hall – City Councilman Bill Weirick will be speaking to the Club about the current water situation and future plans for Ojai.City Councilman Bill Weirick has kindly agreed to speak to the Club about the current water situation and future plans for Ojai.
November 14 – 10:00 a.m. Fisher Hall – Floral arranging demonstration of post office arrangements, general floral arranging guidelines and wreath making demonstration & guidelines for drying & preserving pods and fruit.
December 5 – Wreath Day 8:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Chaparral Auditorium. It’s fun! It’s creative! Bring a friend, a glue gun & clippers. START COLLECTING NOW! Perhaps you can collect some of that sad mummified citrus fruit that fell from your tree and save them for the wreaths. (All members)
January 9 – 10:00 am. Fisher Hall – Water Wise Landscapes that capture rainwater, reuse greywater, presented by by Renee Roth.
February 13 – 10:00 am – Fisher Hall – Lee Rosenboom, Master Gardener, to speak on growing vegetables.
March 13 – Field trip to Lotusland in Montecito (https://www.lotusland.org). Members are welcome to bring a friend. RSVP and advance tickets at $50/per person will be required. Further info to follow directly to members.
April 10 – Field trip to Earth Island Herbs in Ojai, with a presentation by Carol Wade of Earth Island Herbs https://www.earthislandherbs.com/. Members are welcome to bring a friend. Further info to follow.
May 9, 2019 – Annual luncheon – location TBD
2017-18 Program Schedule
October 11, 2017 – Gardening for Pollinators, with Ojai Valley Bee Club members Glenn Perry & Bob Meyer, a certified beekeeperNovember 8, 2017 – Jon Dieges, Birds in Your Garden, Jon is a member of the Ventura Audubon SocietyNovember 29th, 2017 – Wreath Day at Chaparral Auditorium, preparing holiday wreaths for preordered sales, members bring decorating items, tools and a friend to help out! Food and refreshments are provided.
January 10, 2018 – “After the Thomas Fire – Lessons Learned” with Celine Moomey, Ventura County Fire Department*
February 14, 2018 – Taft Gardens TOUR with Jo O’Connell of Australian Native Gardens and Laurence Nicklin of Plantasia – Members Only
March 14, 2018 – Raised Bed Gardening with Lee Rosenboom, Master Gardener
April 11, 2018 – After the Fire Tour of Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center
May 9, 2018 – End of Year Luncheon at Cafe Emporium
| *link to Celine Moomey fire resources:
This website has some good information on home hardening. http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Hardening-Your-Home/