We're the Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club (LAVGC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. Most of our members live in Dublin, Pleasanton, or Livermore. Our club's mission is to encourage interest in all phases of home gardening; promote better horticultural practices; promote civic beauty; and promote conservation of natural resources.
On this site you'll find information about LAVGC activities, events, and community service projects. You'll also find helpful information about gardening, program videos, suggestions about gardening-related places to go, and more. You don't need to know anything about gardening to join our Club. We're an enthusiastic group, always eager to share our knowledge.
Our Members meetings are the second Thursday of the month, September through June. In January 2023, the club is returning to in-person meetings after Zoom-only meetings during the pandemic. Visitors are welcome to attend a club meeting once before joining. Special interest groups and community service work parties meet regularly throughout the year.
Our September speaker is Ann DuMont, whose presentation is titled "It All Began in a Garden." Ann is a Master Gardener and succulent gardener who transformed her Castro Valley yard into an oasis of a succulent garden. Ann has an eye for design and detail. She will show us the process she used to reset her yard for more sustainability while allowing the beauty of the nature of succulents to shine through. An end result of her love of succulents has been her love of fabric. She has created many useful artistic fabric products with a succulent theme. Her booth at the Alameda and SF garden shows has been well received.