Ventura County's Support-Local Program

Living Local

The Drought: A Slow-Motion Disaster

By on Jan 31, 2014 | 3 comments

Though seemingly commonplace, droughts are a natural disaster with real consequences. Signs of the drought’s impact are already showing up here.

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Hug A Farmer #2: Progressive Land Management

By on Dec 23, 2013 | 1 comment

Progressive Land Management's Mike Mobley is interviewed by Kat Merrick. Learn how their grove management services help ranches, the land and our community.

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Institution Ales and Spicetopia: Keeping It Totally Local

By on Dec 22, 2013 | Comments Off on Institution Ales and Spicetopia: Keeping It Totally Local

Take a local brewery, add a dash of a retail spice shop, blend with Totally Local VC and what do you get? Happy customers! Here's the wonderful story.

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Give The Gift Of Local

By on Dec 20, 2013 | Comments Off on Give The Gift Of Local

By shopping locally for your holiday gifts, you'll show some love to both that special someone and our community. Here are 34 great gift ideas for you.

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The Hometown Advantage

By on Dec 6, 2013 | 1 comment

Local First. The purchasing policies of cities, schools, universities, hospitals, etc. should be about supporting local from within. How local are you?

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Let’s Call It “Green Friday”

By on Nov 29, 2013 | Comments Off on Let’s Call It “Green Friday”

As this holiday shopping season opens, let's start a new locally-based tradition: how about calling it “Green Friday” and “Shop Local Saturday.

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Giving Thanks On A Local Level

By on Nov 26, 2013 | Comments Off on Giving Thanks On A Local Level

Thanksgiving. There really is no better way to give thanks than to reach out and help those in need. Here's how.

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The Accidental Surf Icon

By on Jul 12, 2013 | Comments Off on The Accidental Surf Icon

Yes, there really was a Gidget! Ventura Film Society presents a special showing of the documentary Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story on July 16th.

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