Gardening in Harmony with Nature

Monthly meetings are held the second Monday of each month (except December) at the Zilker Botanical Gardens at 6:30 P.M. We have great speakers each month and visitors are welcome!

Since 1945, our members have shared information about successfully raising vegetables and ornamentals without using harsh fertilizers that harm the soil and toxic pesticides that disturb the ecological balance.

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.

Recent News

Join us for our April meeting with Chris Brundrett of William Chris Vineyards, a 100% Texas-grown winery, discussing the importance of place in horticulture.

Learn how you can help motivate stores to stop selling plants pre-treated with neonicotinoids (neonics) shown to be harmful for bees and other pollinators at

Read the letter of congratulations from the Executive Director of the Rodale Institite on AOG's 70 years of service, a proclamation from the City of Austin declaring August 11, 2015 as Austin Organic Gardeners Club Day, and a brief history of the club from the daughter of one of the founders.

See us with Tom Spenser on Central Texas Gardener - you can watch the interview with Forrest or the whole show. You can also scroll through CTG blog photos to see AOG gardens and gardeners.

Visit the AOG Blog Site

Read the E-newsletter of the Austin Area Garden Council, Down the Garden Path