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.
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.
Thursday December 12 at 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Growing Grapes in the Home garden
LAVGC monthly meeting is at the Alisal Elementary School multipurpose room,
1454 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, CA 94566.
Potluck starts at 6:30 p.m. and will feature finger foods that members bring to share.
The club provides plates, cups and napkins.
Dan Baldwin is a vitacultarist who oversees the maintenance of local garden and vineyard grapes.
He has many years of experience in our valley and can give us some secrets into cultivating grapes for the best flavor
and for what concerns we should be looking.
Dan will talk about the history of wine making in our valley and how to maintain grapes (table and wine) in the home garden.
Due to the holiday potluck we will not be going to the Oasis Grill prior to the meeting.
This is the month we have our Holiday Boutique of gently used or items that you no longer want.
Please bring any holiday, winter, or gift items that you want to move on to a new home.
Just remember that if they do not sell, please take them back home with you.
Fun time to pick up cute new decorations or gifts that would be wonderful for someone on your list.
It is very important that if you sign up for a workshop or meeting that you either attend or call the chairman to cancel since they get materials,
set up chairs, etc. based on the number they expect to attend.
We encourage members to attend workparties, workshops, etc. but the leaders like to be prepared correctly
Yearbooks will be available for pickup at the meeting again. If you can't attend, please have a friend or neighbor pick yours up to save us postage. You need to pick up the one with your name label on it and sign the sheet saying that it has been picked up.
New Members Meeting on Thursday November 21 at 7 p.m.
Pleasanton Gardens Meeting Room, 251 Kottinger Ave., Pleasanton
All new members, board members, and committee chairs are encouraged to attend. This meeting will explain to the new members in detail what all our club does so that they will feel welcome to jump right in. Light refreshments will be provided.
Any questions please contact Lori M.
Members Garden Tour 2014
We are still seeking gardens to be on our Member Garden Tour next April. If you would like to volunteer your garden or suggest someone else's garden
that would be interesting to visit,
please contact Sandy Y.
or Betty Nostrand
Visitors are welcome!
Please take a moment to fill out the Membership Application form
Membership Application Form - July 2013 to June 2014
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Diablo Foothills District Tour and Cruise
Our Garden Club District is sponsoring a tour and also a cruise. There will be more details in flyers at the meeting.
Tour to Boonie Lang Myo-Wa-En Gardens in Granite Bay, April 5-6, 2014. The Tour will also visit High Hand nursery in Loomis.
Bus transportation available from Walnut Creek. Cost is $245.
For more information contact Mona Dunlop, 925-828-3006 firstname.lastname@example.org . Checks are due by March 15 made payable to DFD.
Colors of Fall Cruise, October 4-14, 2014, Holland America ship leaving from New York and ending in Quebec.
Special perks if you sign up by Nov. 15.
Sponsored by the Calif.Garden Clubs, Inc.
For details and stops pick up a flyer at the meeting or contact Chris Merkel, 800-258-8880 CMerkel@CuiseshipCenters.com
Thanks, thanks and more thanks
....Thanks to those who help in our community, especially with Sensory Gardens and Hansen Park > > More