February 2012

February 14, 2012

Feb. 25th - Join Us for Ojai’s Own First Annual Community Seed Swap!

Spring is coming, and what better time to gather in the beautiful Ojai Valley to share seeds! All gardeners and farmers – both current and aspiring – are invited to join in the fun on Saturday, February 25, at 1:00 p.m. Bring your seeds, bring your stories, and bring your passion for growing food to the Chaparral Auditorium located at 414 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai.

Ojai’s First Annual Community Seed Swap will begin with a short talk by Justin Huhn, co-founder of All Good Things Organic Seeds – southern California’s bioregional seed company. Justin will share the basic “how-to’s” for beginner seed-savers and delve into the importance of seed saving to our community.

If you have a substantial offering of seeds to share and would like table space for your seeds, please arrive no later than 12:45. This event is hosted by All Good Things Organic Seeds and the Ojai Valley Green Coalition. We hope to see you February 25 at Chaparral. For more information, please contact Justin Huhn at 805-758-3184 or agtoseeds@gmail.com. To learn more about All Good Things Organic Seeds go to www.agtoseeds.com.

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Feb. 28th - Tell Ojai City Council What You Think

Coming before the Ojai City Council is a single-use carryout bag ban/fee ordinance. At its basis, the ordinance bans plastic bags and places a fee on recycled content paper bags (state law does not allow a fee to be placed on plastic bags). The council will do its first reading of the ordinance on February 28, at 7:30pm, at which time the Coalition will give a five minute presentation. The council is tentatively slated to vote on the ordinance March 13. We encourage you to attend these meetings and voice your support for the ordinance. At the same time, letters to the editor and online conversations at the Ojai Valley News and Ojai Post help the cause.

To read the ordinance go to the Ojai city website and read the Bag Ordinance .pdf.

City of Ojai: website.

Public Meetings will take place in the Council Chambers at the Ojai City Hall unless otherwise noted. City Hall is located at 401 S Ventura St, Ojai CA.

February 9, 2012

Feb. 10th - Community Gathering and Winter Feast - Save Energy, Save Money and Save the Planet

The Ojai Valley Green Coalition invites you to its winter community gathering on Friday, February 10. Mingle with neighbors, share a potluck supper and start the new year right with the evening’s program focused on “How to Save Energy, Save Money and Save the Planet”.

Coalition Built Environment Council members will discuss all types of programs available to Ojai renters, homeowners and businesses to conserve energy through building and appliance efficiency and explain how you can easily switch to renewable energy. This will also kick off our new 'Ojai Energy Efficiency Initiative' recently funded by The Gas Company and Southern California Edison. The Coalition is using the funds to spread the word on energy programs to help Ojai move toward a “Net Zero” community - producing as much energy as we use.

This is an evening out with good food and good people while giving the community information they can use and possibly would not otherwise know existed. Hosted by the Coalition at the Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave., the evening will begin with a meet and greet from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m., food sharing from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., followed by the energy presentation. There will also be information tables to learn about many of the Coalition’s activities.

Come share and celebrate our winter’s bounty with your favorite salad, entrée, or dessert featuring seasonal, local and organic ingredients. To reduce our landfill waste, please bring your own table service (plate, silverware, mug, and cloth napkin). To RSVP or for more information email ojaiculinaryclub@gmail.com or call (805) 669-8445.

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February E-News 2012

Check out the Ojai Valley Green Coalition's monthly E-news:

* Community Gathering and Winter Feast - Save Energy, Save Money and Save the Planet

* Join Us for Ojai's Own First Annual Community Seed Swap!

* Lighting and Plastic Bag Ban Ordinances Update

* Thank You, Gracias, Merci, Bedankt, Arigato - Thanks to our generous financial and in-kind supporters

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February 7, 2012

Join Us for Ojai’s Own First Annual Community Seed Swap!

Spring is coming, and what better time to gather in the beautiful Ojai Valley to share seeds! All gardeners and farmers – both current and aspiring – are invited to join in the fun on Saturday, February 25, at 1:00 p.m. Bring your seeds, bring your stories, and bring your passion for growing food to the Chaparral Auditorium located at 414 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai.

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February 3, 2012

Food News - February 2012

Find out what the Food Council has been up to:

* Good Food-Good Energy Gathering, Friday, February 10 - Chaparral Auditorium

* Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth - Author & Rancher, Eric Herme - 6:30-8:30 on Thursday, February 9th

* Fabulous Stone Fruit Tree Pruning Class - Charles Duncan - Master Gardener

* February 17th - 8:00 - 3:30 - Keynote Speaker: Karen Ross - California Secretary of Food & Agriculture

* Feb. 19th - From Film to Table: TOAST

* Good Time to Double Dig

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