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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