Students at Garden Park Elementary School in Garden Grove will soon be tasting an assortment of herbs including basil, mint, oregano and parsley--all grown in their own backyards. Agromin, a maker of premium soil products, gave each student a bag of organic planting mix and a packet of herb seedlings as part of the school's Earth Day celebration.
Gary Gerstner, principal, was excited with the donation of 270 bags of soil and seeds. "This will be such a great way for our students to tend their own gardens and directly see the results of their efforts," says Gerstner.
Students were shown how the soil bag could also serve as a planter by poking small drainage holes in the bottom while the top is open and used to plant seeds.
Earlier this year, Agromin donated three tons of compost for the school's garden where radishes, mustard, green beans and flowers are now growing. Some of the vegetables will be served in the school's salad bar.
Agromin produces more than 200 soil products from green materials collected from numerous communities in Orange County. The soil products are then used by farmers, landscapers and consumers.
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