June 2013

June 30, 2013

July 6 Tasting Social & Recipe Swap

It's been WAY too long since we had one of our oh-so popular tasting socials.
July 6, 2 to 5 p.m.
Get your favorite recipe out, make that tasty dish and bring it along with 20 copies of the recipe -- as will everyone else. We encourage local and organic ingredients.
Then we just spend a couple of hours grazing the table of delights, nibbling here and there, plucking a recipe copy of the dishes we like best...
all the while, schmoozing with friends you haven't seen for months or making new ones.

The social will also feature a garden tour from our hosts Dulanie and Doug La Barre at 206 S. Blanche St. to see how they are attempting to grow more food and foil the critters at the same time.

PLEASE RSVP by July 3 to ojaiculinaryclub@gmail.com

June 29, 2013

Talk & Book Signing July 12

Any gardener can be a positive asset to the interconnected web of life
~ Christopher Shein

On Friday, July 12th, The Center for Regenerative Agriculture, the Ojai Valley Green Coalition and the Ojai Retreat will host a book signing event with author Christopher Shein and his newly released book, The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture.
July%2012%20booksigning.jpeg Christopher will be sharing his experiences of the Permaculture garden & food forest at Merritt Community College in Oakland, California, where he teaches.

The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture is inspiring, easy-to-follow, information packed guide that is designed to help readers transform their home & community gardens into productive food forests that will feed them for years to come.

The evening talk & book signing takes place on Friday, July 12, 7-9pm at the Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road, Ojai. Reservation not required, but $5 donation is suggested.
Author signed books available for sale at the event.

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July 18 Summer Salon and Library Opening

Ojai Valley Green Coalition Summer Salon and Library Opening

We invite readers to “come feed your environmental soul” at the official opening of the Coalition’s environmental lending library and first reading salon. Come share wine and appetizers at the Coalition’s new Resource Center while browsing our excellent collection of books and films, all available to borrow.
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Solarize Ojai is Back July 9 to October 9, 2013

Solarize Ojai is a three-month group purchasing program designed make going solar easier and more affordable for Ojai Valley homeowners. Solarize Ojai will be available July 9 through October 9, 2013. During this time, homeowners in the Ojai Valley can purchase solar electricity at a set, discounted price.

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June 28, 2013

July e-News on Stands Now

• Solarize is Back!
• Permaculture Book Talk & Signing
• Library Opening & Reading Salon
• Grey is the New Green
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June 27, 2013

Food News for July

Advocating the growing, purchasing, and preserving of local organic food
• Food Independence
• Moms Across America
• Recipe Swap & Tasting Social
• Food Activities
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June 17, 2013

June 29 Fruit Canning Class

The Coalition invites you to our 3rd annual Thunderbird Farm canning class on Saturday, June 29, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cecil Baumgartner, who sells Thunderbird Farm produce at the Ojai Farmers Market with Sue Francis, will be demonstrating a traditional ‘sugarless’ fruit canning technique.
Participants%20put%20jam%20in%20jars.JPG Coffee and tea will be served, along with jam tasting and you will take home a jar of homemade jam. Class is only $20 for OVGC supporting members and $25 for non-members payable at the door. Reservations are required and the class is limited to 20 participants. Address and other details will be provided with confirmation.
Email ojaiculinaryclub@gmail.com or call (805) 669-8445 to reserve your place.
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June 15, 2013

June e-News 2013

June e-News on the Stands Now

* Growing It, Cooking It, Eating It
* Lending Library Deserves an Award
* Lighting Ordinance and Light Poles
* Solarize Ojai Starts July 9

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June 1, 2013

June Food News

Local Food: Growing it, Cooking it, Eating it
*Tasting Social & Recipe Swap
*Support Food Bill, a.k.a. Farm Bill
*Mulberry Season
*Summer Drink Recipe
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