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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.

Postcards from 30 English Gardens - May Monthly Meeting
Thursday, Jun 11 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

LAVGC monthly meeting is at the Alisal Elementary School multipurpose room, 1454 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, CA 94566.

Many of us would absolutely love to stroll through the fabulous gardens of England if given half a chance. Please join us this month as we do a visual stroll through English gardens with club members, Roger and Janie Chapin who gave themselves that treat - and have wonderful pictures to share. As Janie narrates, Roger's pictures will make us feel like we're right there. Stourhead, Hidcote, Sissinghurst, and Mottisfont Abbey (the rose garden of rose gardens) are just a few of those featured. They also visited David Austin's Rose Nursery in Albrighton. Roger and Janie are Pleasant Hill residents whose front and back gardens are populated by a variety of roses, a redwood grove, and many perennials.

Due to our potluck, there will be no dinner with the speakers. Come and chat with them while enjoying the delicious foods made by club members.

Take a look at our members! Four of the seven people who created floral designs for Artful Bouquets on May 9th are in our garden club.

Visitors Are Welcome!

Please join us at the monthly meeting or contact us at the Contacts link above. Please take a moment to fill out the 2015-2016 Membership Application Form for July 2015 through June 2016.

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Thanks, thanks and more thanks

Thanks to all who participate in the club workshops, work parties and providing meeting refreshments. > > More

Farewell from out-going co-President

At the May 14 club meeting I was surprised with VP Sandy Yamaoda's kind words thanking me for serving as co-President and to learn that, not one, but two Penny Pines Plantations have been donated in my name. Thank you so very much. Two years ago when I became co-President I recall saying "What a great club". Now, as my two-year stint as co-President comes to an end I still say "What a great club".

Happy Gardening, Tom Jefferson, co-President

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Garden Club Dues for 2015-2016 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. If you haven't already paid your dues, you may pay them at the June 11th meeting or mail your check, made payable the LAVGC (Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club) to: Membership Chairman, LAVGC, P.O. Box 12093, Pleasanton, CA 94588.

If you are not sure if you have or have not paid your dues, email Dean Burnett. or give him a call (454-0107) and he'll let you know.

Please fill out the Membership Application form using the link above or the form attached to the May Newsletter and bring it or mail it with your check. Your completed application insures that we have the most current information for our annual yearbook.

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June Potluck at our regular meeting

At the June meeting we have our final refreshments of the year so it is a bit more of a festive potluck. Bring your favorite finger food dish to share, sweet or savory, & we will have 3 tables to accommodate all of those delicious goodies. We provide plates, napkins and utensils.

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The Gardener's Forum table

The Gardeners' Forum table is set up at monthly meetings to hold items, tips, questions, and solutions from members to members in an effort to share information. Please make sharing one of your new year's resolutions. We can all benefit from the things we each discover. Also, we all benefit from learning the solutions to your gardening problems. If you do not wish to post your idea or problem yourself on the Forum table at the meeting, feel free to send the info to Elizabeth Judge and she will post it for you. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Elizabeth's email address.

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Herb Day 2015 Cal Herb Society Meeting

Sunday, July 12 10:00 AM Location: Rodgers Ranch Heritage center, 315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill

Fun-Filled, Free, Community Event for the Whole Family!!!! Activities - Presentations - Vendors - Gardens - Drawings - Fun

Please see details in the Herb Society meeting announcement and the Herb Day 2015 brochure.

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Cooking Lesson with Chef Raymond

Tuesday, July 14 9:00 AM Location: Poppy Ridge Golf Clubhouse. Fee: $25. Space is limited

There will be a cooking class on Canapés with Chef Raymond. If you've been to his other classes you know there will be lots of techniques and practical tips and plenty of food to taste. Sign up with Bernice Oakley. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Bernice's phone #. Space is limited so sign up soon.

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