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  • Jul 26 Edible Landscaping Garden Tour

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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 Mission: Encourage interest in all phases of home gardening; Promote better horticultural practices; Promote civic beauty; Promote conservation of natural resources.

LAVGC offers special interest groups and workshops on a variety of related subjects.

Different special interest groups include Floral Design, Herb and Culinary, and Mediterranean/Native Plants.

Members take tours to see outstanding gardens, nurseries and to attend horticultural events. In addition, there are local hikes to see the wild flowers growing in the Tri-Valley area. Members also perform community service locally and nationally.

Summer Break

The Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club takes a summer break in July and August. However, gardening does not. We will return in September. This summer join the Master Gardeners to learn about Edible Landscaping, estimate your water needs, and visit demonstration gardens.

Visitors Are Welcome!

Please take a moment to fill out the 2014-2015 Membership Application Form for July 2014 through June 2015.

Please use 2013-2014 Membership Application Form for July 2013 through June 2014.

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Edible Landscaping Garden Tour

July 26 from 10am to 4pm at THREE locations in Livermore and ONE in Pleasanton

Registration Required

Master Gardeners invite you to see unique varieties of Edibles that you can incorporate into your landscape. Interested in getting rid of your lawn? See how you can grow food in that same space and save on your water requirements and provide your family with great food to eat. Experience what a large scale Organic Food Production Garden entails. This Garden provides organic food to the needy and free classes to the public on how to grow your own organic food. More > >


Thanks, thanks and more thanks

....Thanks to everyone for your enthusiastic participation in the many Club activities in the last month - Camp Arroyo, Eden Project, Hansen Park, Sensory Gardens. > > More

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GARDEN CLUB DUES FOR 2014-2015 ARE DUE Our membership year is from July 1st to June 30th. Dues are $20.00 per year for an individual or $25.00 for two members at the same address. You may pay your dues at the June 12th meeting or mail your check made payable to LAVGC (Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club) to Marti Silva, Treasurer, LAVGC. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Marti's address.

Please fill out the Membership Application form included in the June Newsletter or the link above and bring it or mail it with your check. Thanks, Marti Silva, Treasurer.

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Plant Propagation Workshop

Barbara Stott, Elizabeth Judge, and Karen Jefferson are organizing a plant propagation workshop for September 27 from 9 AM to 11 AM at Camp Arroyo. The workshop will focus on plant propagation through seeds, cuttings (including leaves), and division. As many club members have so much experience with plant propagation, the goal of the workshop is to share their propagation knowledge and tips with other members. We will also cover plant propagation for our 2015 plant sale. No propagation experience is required to attend the workshop, just an interest, love (or some would say excessive compulsion) to propagate plants.

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please check the June sign-up sheet or contact Karen Jefferson at kajeffer@comcast.net. We are also looking for people to share their propagation experiences and techniques at the workshop. If you are willing to do that, please check the June sign-up sheet or contact Karen Jefferson.

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Seed Savers Library

We are encouraging our membership to save your interesting non hybrid seeds to be included in our new seed library, { location or locations to be determined}. Below is listed an ebook site on seed saving, our hope is that this guide will be easy for you to get the information that you need to save your seeds. We are interested in edibles, herbs, natives, ornamentals, annuals and perennials, and are open to whatever you have. With the hot weather, the spring items are going to seed. We would love to have those seeds so please think about saving them for us and this ebook should help with that task. Dry them and we will be in touch about how to clean and package them.

Please feel free to contact Sondra Bierre or Barbara Stott and Jim O'Laughlin for assistance.

Should you choose to help save seed to pass on, please let Barbara know what it is you are hoping to save so we can enter it into our database. Sondra also has some resources in book form, Seed to Seed, the first edition published by the seed savers group and a book on saving native seeds. She is willing to look up info for you, perhaps loan the books.

How to Save Seeds and another site is Seed Matters.

Thank you for supporting the club in our efforts to save our seeds to fund our seed library.

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Livermore Valley Garden Club (LAVGC) serving the Tri-Valley: Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, Sunol, and San Ramon