Agromin received an award in May from the California State PTA in recognition of its "outstanding service to children and youth." Agromin, a premium soil manufacturer and one of the largest green materials recyclers in California, received the award for its work with students at Las Colinas Middle School in Camarillo.
Agromin provides compost made from recycled green materials to the school's gardens and landscapes. Students till the compost into planter boxes and grow a variety of vegetables including Brussels sprouts, spinach, celery, sugar snap peas, lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and onions. Agromin representatives visit the school to teach kids about the importance of green materials recycling and how the resulting rich organic compost can be used to grow healthy and vigorous vegetables and flowers.
Kids also learn about the sustainability benefits of gardening--taking the green waste from the garden, composting it and then placing the compost back into the garden from which new plants grow. Las Colinas students are learning important environmental lessons as they grow and harvest their gardens.
The driving force behind the garden project at Las Colinas is Dianne Polen, Las Colinas Beautification/Life Lab advisor. Her dedication has helped teach hundreds of students that gardening is fun-- and good for the planet.
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