• Las Colinas Middle School Students Grow Their Garden & Spruce Up Their Campus
    Monday, December 7, 2009 at

  • The Las Colinas Middle School garden, maintained by student's from Laura Whittington's special education class, is producing a bounty of fall vegetables. They include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, onions, sugar peas, radishes and four types of lettuce. The class will be harvesting most of the salad vegetables and making salads, not only for the classroom but also for the staff at the Camarillo school. Soil used in the garden is made from locally collected recycled green material processed at Agromin.

    Two months of hard work has also created a beautifully landscaped front area of the school. Agromin donated the wood bark that helped complete the project. B&B Do-It Center and the Muklevicz family also donated products for the project. Spearheading the planting and landscaping is Dianne Polen, the campus beautification and Life Lab chairperson. Her dedication is instrumental creating a wonderful learning environment for the students.

    These projects teach kids about nutrition and eating healthy, as well as the environmental benefits of using soil from recycled green materials. It's a sustainability lesson that we hope will stay with the students for a lifetime.

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  • Lincoln Elementary School Receives 2009 Green School Award
    Friday, December 4, 2009 at

  • Ventura Mayor Christy Weir and Agromin CEO Bill Camarillo presented Lincoln Elementary School in Ventura with the 2009 Green School Award for achievement in environmental excellence. Agromin is the award's official sponsor.

    The November 16 presentation at Ventura City Hall Council Chambers included Agromin's donation of a check to the school for $500. The school was recognized for its recycling collection system that helps fund the school's art program and an impressive gardening program.

    Green School Awards was created three years ago by the City of Ventura to encourage schools to become more environmentally aware. Agromin partners with Ventura to recycle its green waste into soil products available to residents, landscapers and farmers. It was a natural fit for the city and Agromin to join forces. Kids "get" the importance of recycling--hopefully it will be a life-long habit!

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