Winter Salon: How We Are Nurtured by Nature

“Traditionally a salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation.”

We will be meeting quarterly for 2017 at the Coalition Resource Center – 206 N. Signal St., Suite S, in downtown Ojai (upstairs on the Aliso/Signal St. corner).
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Thursday, February 16
7 to 9 p.m.

Through the ages, many have turned to nature to lift their spirits. It is known that patients heal faster when nature is visible from their hospital window. Has nature helped nurture you at times?
Come and share with word, song, or visuals how the natural world has uplifted, healed and strengthened you, or just come to listen.

"Sage and Oaks" courtesy of Shahastra Levy

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A donation and beverage to share are appreciated, though not required.
Doors open at 6:45 and Salon begins promptly at 7 p.m.
Please note that seating is limited.
The OVGC Resource Center, located at 206 N. Signal St. Suite S in downtown Ojai, offers an excellent collection of books and films for visitors to our library.

January e-News

* Recycle Your E-Waste took place Saturday, January 14, 2017

* Membership Drive update

* Deborah Pendrey, stepping down from OVGC duties but staying connected ...

* Water Wise When Wet

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2016-2017 Membership Drive - We Did It, Thank You!

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Saturday, February 25th Seed & Plant Swap

Gardeners and farmers both current and aspiring are invited to join in for the 6th Annual Ojai Valley Seed & Plant Swap: Saturday, February 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chaparral Auditorium – 404 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. A $5 suggested donation at the door, also includes a chance to win an awesome door prize.

All are welcome to bring stories and a passion for growing food, and if you have them, bring seeds, cuttings, or starts to share. The Swap is hosted by the Ojai Valley Green Coalition with Food for Thought Ojai and the Center for Regenerative Agriculture.

We also invite nonprofits and growers to sell local seeds, starts and garden amendments. A donation of 10% of gross sales to the Ojai Valley Green Coalition is requested. For further information or to coordinate sharing or selling seeds and plants contact the Coalition at or (805) 669-8445. Download the Flyer to Share (shown above) and We’ll See You There.

Volunteer Opportunities!

Help%20Wanted%20Sign.jpg• Flexible hours and job descriptions
• Feel good returns
• Zero pay, zero pressure
What’s Not to Like?

Short Term Opportunities:
• Saturday, February 25 Seed & Plant Swap Staffing.
• At various events and efforts take photos and/or create short videos for us – no professional experience needed. We’re looking for very organic, unscripted photos and videos taken with your phone!

For those interested in working on ongoing efforts:
• Our Save Our Water, Ojai work group seeks team members
• If you want to work on permaculture based projects let us know, we’ll be getting this going soon
• Love Social Media? . . . keep the Coalition Facebook and Twitter pages current and relevant
• Help at the Resource Center with special projects and clerical tasks Weds., Thurs., or Fri. afternoons
• Join with one of our affiliate organizations – Ojai Valley Bike Coalition or Electric Vehicle Advocates

If you’d like to find out more or sign on, please email or call (805) 669-8445.

Ojai Water Series

Award winning journalist Kit Stolz (and Coalition Board member) wrote a three-part series on the past, present and future state of water in the Ojai Valley. First printed in the Ojai Valley News summer of 2016, the articles were funded by a SoCalGas grant and are reprinted here without the OVN edits.


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Help Stop Shot Hole Borer Beetle

Folks, we have a new tree pest in town. I sat in on a community meeting of state, county and local stakeholders to get the “scoop”. Everyone needs to care, be aware, and take action on your property as this pest is easily carried via compost, firewood, and mulch. Please help spread the word to neighbors, friends, family and your networks, like civic groups, church, etc. Below are pertinent information and links.
Thank you,
Deborah - Program Director

Please post and pass on this important notice about the Beetle

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Save Our Water, Ojai!

New Water Resource Webpage - Good Job Ventura River Watershed Council!


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"Water conservation" is the curtailment of water use - doing "less" with less water.

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