July 2014

July 13, 2014

Good Exterior Lighting is Good Business

As our loyal readers know, the city of Ojai adopted an updated exterior light ordinance in August 2013, and the Coalition has been helping the city with outreach to residents. Recently, the focus has turned to businesses.

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Summer Food Preservation Series

Summer Food Preservation Series

07%20Jars.jpgSaturday, July 26 – Fermenting with Michelle Dohrn Course and teacher information here.

Saturday, August 16 – Canning with Christa Bandringa
Course and teacher information here.

Saturday, September 6 – Dehydrating with Risa Horowitz
Course and teacher information here.

All demonstration courses will be held 10:45 am to 1 pm in the Meiners Oaks area, and space is limited to 18 attendees per class. 07%20Figs.jpg

OVGC Members
- $35 per course / $90 for all 3 courses
- $40 per course / $105 for all 3 courses

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July 12, 2014

July e-News on Stands Now

• Food Preservation Series Starts July 26
• First Five Businesses to Receive Dark Sky Award
• Green Living Home Tour & Show Calling for Sponsors, Exhibitors and Sites
• Meet Dulanie Ellis Our Food News Editor
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August e-News on Stands

• Food Preservation Series: Course #2 Canning on August 16
• Waking Up to Water
• Green Living Home Tour & Show Calling for Sponsors, Exhibitors and Sites
• Help Wanted
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July 11, 2014

Do You Know Dulanie Ellis, Editor of our Food News?

This month we’re honoring a longtime activist in Ojai’s local food movement, Dulanie Ellis. Dulanie shares, “my passion for food and agriculture developed as a result of moving to Ventura County and falling in love with the farmland. I realized if we weren’t careful and if we didn’t protect it, we would lose this rural quality of life.”

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Thursday, Sept 11: Restoring Nature with Regenerative Agriculture

Restoring Nature with Regenerative Agriculture: Creating Resilient Farms, Landscapes and Communities
An evening presentation and panel discussion with Darren Doherty and John Roulac.
Thursday, Sept. 11 - 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Ojai Valley Woman's Club - 441 E. Ojai Ave.
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with support from The Ojai Foundation, Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network.


Ojai is pleased to host Darren J. Doherty (left) and his Regrarians 2014 World Tour with a Thursday night community presentation and a regenerative agriculture professional development course at the Ojai Foundation.

Joining Darren Thursday will be John Roulac, founder and CEO of Nutiva,
speaking on the future of carbon farming. Learn about the direct link of climate change, oceans as a store house of carbon, acidification of oceans, and how organic farming and pasture systems store carbon in our soils.

Darren J. Doherty, Bendigo Farmer and Developer
Steve Bennett, Ojai Valley County Supervisor Representative
Mary Bergen, Ranch Manager and Avocado Grower
Connor Jones, Permaculture Farmer

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July 6, 2014

Food News Summer Edition

Advancing the growing, purchasing, and preserving of local organic food

• Food News Goes Quarterly
• Fermentation Festival
• Ojai Food Co-op Update
• Take Action to Save Bees

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July 5, 2014

Saturday, Sept 20: Ojai Creek Cleanup Day


On Saturday, September 20, from 9 A.M. through noon, the Ojai Valley Green Coalition invites the public to join them and the Ventura Countywide Coalition for Coastal and Inland Waterways. That morning, participants will remove and record litter from Ojai Creek running through Libbey Park. Ojai volunteers are asked to sign in at 8:45 A.M. at the Libbey Park lower tennis court parking lot off S. Montgomery St. in Ojai.

Please wear sturdy shoes and we recommend bringing your own gloves. We will provide rubber gloves.

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