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.

2/4 update: thank you to all the folks who came out on Saturday (2-4) to pick up relief checks & update us on their path to recovery.  over $60,000 was raised in the month of january, largely due to the $30,000 that came in from the handmade makers market at poco farm & the $25,000 matching funds that were given by direct relief.  direct relief also granted our fund an additional $20,000 that was specifically marked for immediate use, which allowed us to share $53,250 with 48 households (110 individuals) yesterday, & put $30,000 into our long term relief fund.

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

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25K Matching Gift from Direct Relief!

Not only did Direct Relief provide thousands of free masks to those in the effected area during the fire, they have continued support to our community and so many others around the world in their time of need.

By creating a $25,000 Matching Gift to the Greater Goods Relief Fund, and  underwriting several months of administrative costs. Direct Relief insured the fund’s sustained support with 100% of donations going to those effected by the Thomas Fire.

As of January 22, 2018, thanks to benefit concerts and fundraisers such as Handmade Makers Market the matching gift has been matched! Thank you one and all.

Workshops Series

Thursdays,  7:009:00pm

comm-unity compassionate listening for thomas fire relief

join brian & lisa berman for this free, weekly series focused on finding & building peace in the midst of so much natural disaster.

First Wednesdays of Each Month

Healthy Deliberations Series

Hosted by Livin Guide

Healthy Deliberations is a monthly gathering with an intention to develop a place and a protocol where disagreements are discussed in a friendly manner, with the goal of understanding and appreciating other’s perspectives when we are in opposition.

The goal is for all of us to learn and grow into better communicators to avoid stress from conflicting views on pertinent issues.

We will use a multitude of techniques to keep us timely, civil and make sure everyone is heard and respected throughout the discussion.

We appreciate and promote passion without dogma. We need everyone to have open ears and hearts, and practice being courteous, concise and non-judgemental in sharing their views.

Each month will have a different currently polarizing topic.

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Little Footprints

Last Sundays of each Month

Little Footprints Series

monthly gathering on the last sunday of each month focused on ways to more gently impact our environment: talks, docs, & group projects in collaboration with local environmental leaders around ideas such as permaculture, grey water, alternative energy, upcycling, bicycle advocacy, food awareness, sabbath economics, reducing single use products, supporting & creating reusables, sustainable farming, carpooling, co-housing, & other sensible sensibilities. walk the talk by joining in a plastic free organic pot luck.all ages welcome.

presented by Ojai Valley Green Coalition, Greater Goods, & California Solar

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Past Events