• Agromin Is Winner of Climate Change Award from Ventura County Board of Supervisors
    Thursday, April 23, 2009 at

  • Agromin was one of a handful of companies honored by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on April 21 in honor of Earth Day. Agromin was the co-winner, along with Limoneira Company, of the first annual Countrywide Climate Change Award in the Agricultural Industry category.

    A selection committee decided on the top nominees in each category. Agromin was singled out for its green waste recycling partnership with Limoneira Company, one of California's largest avocado and lemon growers. Awards were presented by Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long to Nan Drake, Agromin public affairs director, and Harold Edwards, president and CEO of Limoneira Company.

    In 2004 The Limoneira Co. created a partnership with Agromin to develop a 10-acre green materials recycling facility on Limoneira’s land to receive green waste from throughout Ventura County and convert it to mulch that is then spread onto Limoneira orchards. The mulch curbs erosion, improves water efficiency, reduces weeds, and moderates soil temperatures. About 200 tons of raw green waste is received daily at the operation where the yard waste, tree limbs and urban wood waste (mainly from construction sites) is cleaned, ground and converted into 120 tons of finished material.

    Water usage is down by 32 percent at Limoneira because of its use of Agromin mulch.


  • Agromin Donates Compost to Villa Cesar Chavez Community Gardent
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at

  • About 30 children who live in Villa Cesar Chavez apartments in Oxnard celebrated Cesar Chavez Day by planting a community garden. The March 28 event was part of the Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation's Fourth Annual Cesar Chavez Day of Learning and Service at the complex. The kids planted four varieties of tomatoes, jalapenos, chile de arbol and yellow and orange marigolds as well as carrot, basil, mint and radish seeds. Agromin was proud to donate 24 bags of its Vegetable Garden Mix to the project to help the plants grow strong and healthy.

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