Giada and Mary

Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis with OVF member Mary Weybright

Giada planting

Giada and friends plant seeds at OVF

What's New at OVF

2020 OVF Election Results

April 18, 2020

Thank you to everyone who voted this year in out first ever online election which ended at 8:00 AM on Saturday, April 18, 2020. Below are the results.

  • Chair - Nina Rumely*
  • Treasurer - Carol Velkes*
  • Recording Secretary - Rena Sonshine*
  • Education Chair - Andy Morris*
  • Phase Representative - I Middle - Karen Pinto
  • Phase Representative - I Lower - Les Hairrel*
  • Phase Representative - II Lower - Janet Williams *
  • Phase Representative - III Lower - Wendy Scott*
  • Phase Representative - IV Lower - Angie Mason*

* Uncontested

A very special thank you to all of those that serve on the OVF Board of Directors and congratulations to our new board members Nina Rumely, Karen Pinto and Les Hairell.

2020 OVF Board Elections - Starting April 11, 2020

April 4, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OVF will hold it's annual Board of Director elections this year via online voting.  Further details will be sent via email on Friday, April 10, 2020.

If you are interested in one of the positions, please contact  Election Coordinator Nora Dvosin  before Thursday, April 9, 2020.   

The positions being contested this year are: 

  • Chair - Nina Rumely
  • Treasurer - Carol Velkes*
  • Recording Secretary - Rena Sonshine*
  • Education Chair - Andy Morris*
  • Phase Representative - I Middle - Karen Pinto
  • Phase Representative - I Lower - Les Hairrel
  • Phase Representative - II Lower - Janet Williams *
  • Phase Representative - III Lower - Wendy Scott*
  • Phase Representative - IV Lower - Angie Mason*

* incumbent

This information will be updated as additional candidates announce their intention to run for a position.

Members may only vote for the phase representative who are on the ballot for the member's phase.  

Members without an OVF My Account may vote for each position they are eligible to vote for by submitting a letter via USPS, postmatked no later than Saturday, April 11, 2020 to: OVF Elections; PO Box 66534; Los Angeles, CA 90066.

 

2019 Tomato Tasting Results

August 31, 2019

With over 70 entries and dozens of different varieties on display, the 2019 OceanView Farms Tomato Tasting was a smashing success!

After all votes were cast and counted, the results are clear.  Four garden members stood above the rest.

  1. Les Hairrell from plot L1 B18 submitted a Green Zebra that was the runaway favorite, garnering 23 votes!
  2. Nancy Nyberg and Dean Cleverdon from plot U1 G16 submitted a Black Beauty that was absolutely stunning, garnering 11 votes.
  3. Tara and Blake Crow from plot U1 G6 had not only the youngest winner, but also the most liked cherry variety with their Blue Cream Berry.  They received 7 votes.
  4. Anna Littles from plot U1 F24 submitted some Black Pearls that were simply delicious.  She received 6 votes.

Thank you to everyone who submitted tomatoes to this year's tasting.  Thank you to the volunteers who helped make this wonderful event possible.  And congratulations to the winners!

See you all next year,

Andy Morris

OVF Education Chair

2019 OVF Election Results

April 14, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the OVF General Meeting and Annual Elections on April 13, 2019. Below are the results of the elections.

  • Vice-President - Christy Wilhelmi*
  • Garden Master - Ed Mosman*
  • I.P. Monitor - Suky Lee
  • I.P. Monitor - Marie Green
  • Membership Secretary - Carrie Manaugh*
  • Phase Representative - I-U - Andrew Sacks*
  • Phase Representative - II-U - Pam Brissette*
  • Phase Representative - III-U - Ron Fine*
  • Phase Representative - IV-U - Steven Reich*

Won Election

* Uncontested

A very special thank you to all of those that serve on the OVF Board of Directors.

 

2019 OVF Board of Director Elections

March 22, 2019

OVF will hold its' annual Board of Director elections during the April 13th, 2019 General Meeting.

The positions up for election this year are:

  • Vice-President - Christy Wilhelmi (Currently uncontested)
  • Garden Master - Ed Mosman (Currently uncontested)
  • I.P. Monitor - Marie Green - (Currently uncontested)
  • Membership Secretary - Carrie Manaugh (Currently uncontested)
  • Phase Representative - I-U - Andrew Sacks (Currently uncontested)
  • Phase Representative - II-U - Pam Brissette - (Currently uncontested)
  • Phase Representative - III-U - Ron Fine (Currently uncontested)
  • Phase Representative - IV-U - Steven Reich (Currently uncontested)

If you are interested in any of these positions please contact Election Cordiantor Nora Dvosin

2018 OVF Election Results

April 16, 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended the OVF General Meeting and Annual Elections on April 14, 2018. Below are the results of the elections.

  • Chair - Frank Harris*
  • Treasurer - Carol Velkes*
  • Recording Secretary - Rena Sonshine*
  • Education Chair - Andy Morris*
  • Education Chair - Ona Rynearson
  • Phase Representative - I Middle - Erin Jones
  • Phase Representative - I Middle - Linda Tsukamoto*
  • Phase Representative - I Lower - Tanya Brokaw*
  • Phase Representative - II Lower - Janet Williams *
  • Phase Representative - III Lower - Tatiana Brovko
  • Phase Representative - III Lower - Wendy Scott*
  • Phase Representative - IV Lower - Angie Mason*

Won Election

* Uncontested

A very special thank you to all of those that serve on the OVF Board of Directors and especially to those that ran for one of the posiitons. 

2018 OVF Board Elections - April 14, 2018

March 26, 2018

OVF will hold it's annual Board of Director elections on April 14, 2018, as part of the general meeting that day.  The positions and candidates, that are up for election this year:

  • Chair - Frank Harris*
  • Treasurer - Carol Velkes*
  • Recording Secretary - Rena Sonshine*
  • Education Chair - Andy Morris*
  • Education Chair - Ona Rynearson
  • Phase Representative - I Middle - Erin Jones
  • Phase Representative - I Middle - Linda Tsukamoto*
  • Phase Representative - I Lower - Tanya Brokaw*
  • Phase Representative - II Lower - Janet Williams *
  • Phase Representative - III Lower - Tatiana Brovko
  • Phase Representative - III Lower - Wendy Scott*
  • Phase Representative - IV Lower - Angie Mason*

* incumbent - multiple candidates for the same position listed in alphabetical order. 

This information will be updated as additional candidates announce their intention to run for a position.

Members may only vote for the phase representative who are on the ballot for the member's phase.  Members who are unable to attend the general meeting may submit one vote per elected position via email to Election Coordinator Nora Dvosin  Email votes must be received by 1:00 PM PDT on April 14, 2018.   

 

2017 OVF Board of Director Election Results

April 9, 2017

OVF held its' annual Board of Director elections during the April 8th, 2017 General Meeting.

The results are as follows:

  • Garden Master - Ed Mosman (Uncontested)
  • I.P. Monitor - Marie Green  - Won Election
  • I.P. Monitor - Joseph Schlitt
  • Membership Secretary - Carrie Manaugh (Uncontested)
  • Phase Representative - I-U - Andrew Sacks (Uncontested)
  • Phase Representative - II-U - Pam Brissette - (Uncontested)
  • Phase Representative - III-U - Ron Fine (Uncontested)
  • Phase Representative - IV-U - Steven Reich (Uncontested)

Thank you to all who participated..

New Seed Starting Video

April 6, 2013

Our Greenhouse Keeper Nina Rumely and Phase III member Fred Finney have combined to create a wonderful video on seed starting. Watch it here.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions