DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS, WE WILL NOT BE MEETING the rest of this year.  We are working on the Schedule for next year.  Stay tuned!


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:…/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


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 ( 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 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, 2018Taft Gardens TOUR with Jo O’Connell of Australian Native Gardens and  Laurence Nicklin of Plantasia – Members Only

March 14, 2018Raised 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.