Since 1945, our members have shared information about successfully raising vegetables and ornamentals without using harsh fertilizers and toxic pesticides that that harm the soil and disturb the ecological balance. We are the oldest organic gardening club in the U.S. as recognized by Rodale Institute and in 2020 during the pandemic, we celebrated 75 years as a club.
The club's philosophy is that human and animal health depends on the health of the soil that produces their food. Healthy soil, which is rich in organic matter, abounds with organisms that convert minerals in the soil into forms plants can use. The well-nourished plants growing in these soils are better able to defend themselves against attacks from insects, diseases, and other pests.
We hold monthly guest speakers (online and in-person) that free and open to the public the second Monday of each month. Gardening topics vary and recordings are available to watch on our YouTube channel.
Our members volunteer and maintain the vegetable teaching gardens at Zilker Botanical Gardens. We share lessons from the garden through social media and our free newsletter. We meet weekly and volunteer days are on our event calendar.