April 2013

April 28, 2013

Final Creek Work Day Until Fall - Saturday, May 4

The Coalition is spearheading volunteer recruitment for current creek restoration work in Libbey Park, Ojai being led by the C.R.E.W. Please join us for our next work day: Saturday, May 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We will be removing invasive non-native plants, mulching and reestablishing native habitat. March%2010%20creek%20restoration%20work%20day_web.jpg


A hat is highly recommended, as are long pants and closed-toed shoes or boots. The Coalition will provide work gloves, tools, water and snacks, but feel free to bring along your own gloves and digging tools.

Parking is available at the lower Libbey parking lot off of South Montgomery Street. To check in follow the signs to the work site near the old jailhouse building in lower Libbey Park (between the bike path and the lower tennis courts). Those under the age of 18 will need a liability release waiver signed by a parent or guardian. For more information or for waivers please contact deborah@ojaivalleygreencoalition€‹.com or call (805) 669-8445.

April 27, 2013

Spring Community Gathering and Potluck

Friday, May 10, 6:30- 9:00 p.m. at Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave.
Mingle with neighbors, share a potluck supper and learn about women in agriculture. We will screen “Ladies of the Land” followed by a discussion of “Women, Agriculture and the Ojai Valley” with local “Ladies of the Land”.
There is a suggested $5 donation to support the Coalition. Bring a vegetarian dish to share and to reduce our landfill waste, please bring your own table service (plate, silverware, mug, and cloth napkin).
If you'd like more information call (805) 669-8445.

Download flyer here

April 8, 2013

April E-News 2013

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

*Earth Day EarthPlay

* Our Focus for 2013

* Seed Library Webinar

* Business Profile: Our Co-founder Ken Wright's WaterSmart Technology

Read E-News Here...

April 5, 2013

Ken Wright, Coalition Co-founder and
WaterSmart Technology Founder

This month we highlight new business member Ken Wright who has lived in Ojai for 17 years. Ken, the founder of WaterSmart Technology, Inc. is an inventor with products and inventions used world-wide. Perhaps most importantly to us, Ken helped found the Ojai Valley Green Coalition after an “environmental awakening” spurred by Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Continue reading "Ken Wright, Coalition Co-founder and
WaterSmart Technology Founder" »

Ken Wright, Coalition Co-founder and
WaterSmart Technology Founder

This month we highlight new business member Ken Wright who has lived in Ojai for 17 years. Ken, the founder of WaterSmart Technology, Inc. is an inventor with products and inventions used world-wide. Perhaps most importantly to us, Ken helped found the Ojai Valley Green Coalition after an “environmental awakening” spurred by Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Continue reading "Ken Wright, Coalition Co-founder and
WaterSmart Technology Founder" »

EarthPlay 2013 – Wishes for Our World

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EarthPlay 2013 – Wishes for Our World - 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Your hosts for Earth Day – Oak Grove School, Food for Thought, Ojai Valley Land Conservancy and the Coalition – have a great day organized for the community. Here are all the fun and interesting things you can to do:

Hang out at the stage – entertainment includes Dave Palmer & Friends; Kalinka; the Ojai Youth Symphony; school bands from Nordhoff, Besant Hill, and Oak Grove; Kealoha & Company; Tonalli Aztec Dancers; author James Mihaley; Peace Sticks; and more.

Eat, learn, browse and play – there will be food aplenty, environmental presentations and exhibits, field play, community involvement, and great ideas for our world.

Create – elementary students from schools throughout the Ojai Valley have designed 9" x 9" cloth squares with wishes for our world that will be displayed for all to see. Additional squares will be available at the event so you can create your own"Wish for Our World."

Tread lightly – trolley rides to EarthPlay are free all day, courtesy of the City of Ojai Trolley. There will also be a bike valet available and special parking for EV cars. Walking is great, too, but please leave the dog home for this event.

Admission is free and everything takes place under the trees at the Oak Grove School campus, 220 W. Lomita Avenue in Ojai.

For more information visit ojaiearthday.org. To help staff the event, check out the volunteer shifts available here.

We also have Earth Day raffle tickets available that benefit the Coalition. Hit reply to contact Deborah for raffle details. Thank you!

To download the flyer click here

April 4, 2013

FOOD NEWS - APRIL 2013

Find out what the Food Council has been up to:

*Tomatomania!!!
*Food Forest Workshop: Raised Beds
*Beyond Monsanto and HR 733
*"Ground Operations" goes to Washington DC

Read Food News Here...