greater goods: 145 w. el roblar dr.
greater goods is an interactive community space & 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to local art, craft, learning & togetherness.

we invite you to join us by stopping by, staying a while, & should you feel akin, becoming a member or making a donation.

Greater Goods offers live music, educational talks, classes, workshops, film screenings, and more. Be sure to visit our calendar for additional events. Signing up for our weekly-ish newsletter and following us on facebook & instagram are also good ways to stay in-the-know. If you are interested in booking an event or collaborating please contact us by emailing info@greatergoodsojai.org. See you here!

Visit our calendar to view all upcoming events.

Greater Goods Relief Fund

the greater goods relief fund is dedicated to those in the ojai area who have significant losses & little support.  we are currently focused on ojai area residents affected by the thomas fire & are prepared to respond to potential winter floods or slides. our template is fairly simple: 100% of donations go to those in serious need of support. 50% is shared as cash aid at the end of each month & 50% is put aside for long term aid.

5/27 update:

Thanks to those individuals and organizations including Direct Relief and everyone involved in Handmade Makers Market at Poco Farm who generously gave and built momentum in the early days of recovery. To date, over 150,000 has been distributed. This week we are distributing just over $52,000 to 43 households. big thanks to the thacher school alumni association, the brittingham family foundation, the jack johnson and friends benefit concert, wallace foundation, & the handful of individual donors, musicians, artists, students, and local restaurants who’ve continued to support our fund. we’d also like to thank our advisory board for all their service! Thank you to all the folks who continue to ask for the support they need & update us on their path to recovery.

We continue fundraising and accepting applications to sustain support for victims of the Thomas Fire.

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Coming Up…

July 18, 2018
  • bilingual children's art class

    July 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    join artist & instructor mariana peirano for a weekly series of children's art classes: painting, drawing, mixed media, clay & more! ages 5+ / most material included suggested donation $10 - 20 contact for questions/registration: maestramari@hotmail.com drop-ins welcome!
  • intuitive painting w/ mariana peirano

    July 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    intuitive art workshop (for adults) with artist & instructor mariana peirano. unleash your inner artist, experience creative freedom, release stress & most importantly, have fun! intuitive painting is about forgetting the product and focusing on enjoying the experience. it's about playing with paint in a safe environment, free from evaluation or comparison. $45 per person. all materials and tools are included. drop-ins welcome. questions/registration (preguntas/inscripcion) : maestramari@hotmail.com / 805-758-8247
July 20, 2018
  • live music w/ towse, bonnie boy & easy

    July 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

July 21, 2018
  • free fermentation workshop w/ wild at heart ojai

    July 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING LIVING MICROBES IN YOUR FOOD? WHY FERMENTATION IS AN EMPOWERING METHOD OF SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE. DISCUSSION LEAD BY LOCAL FERMENTOLOGIST MICHELLE LOPEZ-DOHRN FREE DEMO, Q&A AND TASTINGS OF BEET KVASS, SAUERKRAUT AND BIO-SODA. DONATIONS APPRECIATED FOR THE COMMUNITY SPACE OF GREATER GOODS.
  • lennon family music !

    July 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    a variety night of lennon family music most likely feature ring : tom & debbie lennon, their kids jeff, ted, laurie, & lisa lennon. grandkids tommy jr., kate, & nick lennon. possibly khalil, jacob, eva, charlie, & hazel lennon. nephew vaughn montgomery & maybe a surprise or three.
July 23, 2018
  • music lessons w/ rachel lynde

    July 23, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    ukulele, guitar, piano, voice ... all ages welcome... contact rachel for details : 602-472-2814
  • healthy deliberations : religion / spirituality / science : what works for you?

    July 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    join heath perry of livin guide for a compassionate conversation around religion, spirituality, & science.
July 24, 2018
  • guitar lessons w/ dave cipriani

    July 24, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    beginner to advanced guitar w/ dave cipriani. contact him for details or to schedule a class: 410-353-9975
  • it's nature's way of telling you something's wrong: depression as life-saving information and what to do with it

    July 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    evolutionary neuroscientist, peggy la cerra explains anxiety and depression as our intelligence system signaling that we need to re-direct the course of our lives. we'll share our stories and discuss strategies for feeling better and charting a healthier course into the future. donation based.

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Past Events