art, education, heritage, outreach and togetherness

greater goods is a non-profit based in ojai, ca that hopes to serve its community by providing an interactive space for art, education, heritage, outreach and togetherness.

Upcoming & Current

Live music, talks, classes, workshops, film screenings, and more.
If you are interested in booking an event or collaborating please contact us by emailing email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Living Body Kyle Swan

Living Body with Kyle Swan

friday, june 30, 2017, 7-10pm

unique musique from across the POND Living Body & from our own yard Kyle Swan

$10-$20 suggested donation

Needle Felting Workshop

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 11am-1pm
$40 includes all materials, 12 spaces only

we are excited to host ojai’s favorite felter, borbala arvai of boridolls creations, this saturday for a felting workshop. borbala will be sharing the basics of needle felting, how to use the different kind of wools, wrap around wire, build a fairy body, decorate & leave with your own beautiful lavender fairy!

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Ted Sophie

Ted Lennon & Sophie Holt

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 7-10pm

an intimate night of music with honey-throated songbirds Ted Lennon & Sophie Holt! Ojai flavored folk, r&b, & more.

all ages, $10-$20 suggested donation

sabbath economics

Sabbath Economics

five thursdays: June 8, 15, 22, 29 & July 6
6:30pm potluck, 7:15pm talk

a five week series of interactive workshops that look at the human impulse to work compulsively, to consume addictively, and to use and exploit resources and labor mercilessly. sabbath, on the other hand, represents a cautionary discipline that seeks to constrain this addiction/compulsion cycle.

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Monthly Art Instruction in Drawing & Watercolor with Sue Blackshear

May – November, 2017

Drawing Course
Third Saturdays, 1:00-2:30pm, May – October
Begins Saturday, May 20
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Watercolor Course
First Saturdays, 1:30-4:00pm, June-November
Begins Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
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the Cosmic Children surf film
Morning of the Earth Film
Ojai Bake & Gather
turner & friends
OHMME & Alina Bea
Dean Thomas
rise up singing songbook
Finders Keepers, Pop Up Shop
Little Wings
Tom Brosseau

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unique musique this Friday 7pm : from across the POND Living Body & from our own yard Kyle Swan : $10-$20 suggested donation #greatergoodsojai #meinersoaks @littlebighere @handeyepictures
join us this Saturday for an intimate night of music with honey throated songbirds Ted Lennon & Sophie Holt! Ojai flavored folk, r&b, & more. 7pm all ages welcome $10-$20 suggested donation @lennonted @sophieholtmusic @littlebighere #greatergoodsojai #meinersoaks
chips at the bottom of the bag are the saltyest #greatergoodsojai #meinersoaks
the peddlers theater @quail_springs #greatergoodsojai #meinersoaks #weavingcommunity
the peddlers theater at greater goods happening now @quail_springs @littlebighere #greatergoodsojai #meinersoaks #weavingcommunity
group weave community craft happening till 2pm today at greater goods #greatergoodsojai #meinersoaks #weavingcommunity
Just sayin....#greatergoodsojai #meinersoaks
Harlem of the West talk and slide show...what a treat! And some amazing jazz to follow soon @otwfront @littlebighere @handeyepictures #greatergoodsojai #meinersoaks
Tuning the piano for tonight's Harlem of the West book signing/talk and jazz concert. 6-10pm at greater goods $10-$20 suggested donation @otwfront @littlebighere #greatergoodsojai #meinersoaks
Cosmic children vintage surf film happening in 10 minutes at the greater goods...come on over #greatergoodsojai #meinersoaks #summerfilms
this sunday, june 25th at 6:30pm, renaissance women & longtime collaborators jan smith of quail springs permaculture & betty seamen of spirit pine sanctuary travel into town for their roaming roadshow, "a cronish journey of epic proportions: the peddler's theater!" art, music, story & conversation combine into a type of living room theater to inspire us as artists & community builders. adding to the evening will be the closing reception for our featured artist & teacher (& jan's mom!) sue blackshear. $10 suggested donation
neighbors, families and friends, drop by greater goods this Sunday anytime between 11-2pm and be part of our community craft group weaving. the gods eyes that we created last month will come down and the circular community weavings will become our new window installation #greatergoodsojai #meinersoaks #weavingcommunity @handeyepictures @littlebighere @garmentfarmer