• Agromin To Give Away 20 Tons of Compost At April 16 Santa Clarita Earth Arbor Day Festival
    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at

  • Twenty tons of Agromin compost will be given away to Santa Clarita residents during the Saturday, April 16 Earth Arbor Day Festival at Central Park (27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd., Santa Clarita). Compost will be available at the festival to residents while supplies last.

    Agromin is the organics recycler for Canyon Country, Castaic, Newhall, Saugus, Santa Clarita, Stevenson Ranch and Valencia. The green materials are collected from residents and businesses and delivered to Agromin's Newhall Ranch processing facility. The material is cleaned, chopped and naturally composted. The compost is then made available to farmers, landscapers and consumers.

    "Residents who use the compost from Earth Arbor Day are helping the community to become more sustainable," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. "The compost is made from the grass clippings and leaves put in residents' green recycling containers each week. In other words, what grows in soil eventually returns to the soil. Nothing is wasted. Plus, because of its organic makeup, the compost is packed with nutrients gardens love--completely free of animal waste, sludge or harmful chemicals."

    Agromin is one of the state's largest organic recyclers and processes almost 380,000 tons of wood and green materials each year. Agromin then uses a safe, organic and scientific system to formulate its more than 200 soil products.

    Earth Arbor Day Festival hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The festival has something for all ages including six interactive zones: Alternative Transportation, Community Organizations, Tree Zone, Energy Zone, Eco Zone, Water Conservation and a Children's Zone. For more information on the event, go to http://greensantaclarita.com/earthday/.

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  • Agromin Donates 11 Tons of Soil Material to Help Beautify Downtown Oxnard
    Monday, March 14, 2011 at

  • Agromin contributed the potting soil for 160 sidewalk planters that now beautify 13 blocks of Oxnard's historic downtown. The planters, filled with 11 tons of Agromin's container soil mix and mulch, were planted with almost 1,900 succulent and drought-tolerant perennial plants late last year.

    The downtown beautification project is providing water conservation education to visitors to the downtown area. The drought-tolerant plants require less water than other types of plants and by fall 2011, the planters will be irrigated with recycled water only.

    The Oxnard Downtown Management District has created an "Adopt-A-Planter" program where, for $120 a year, residents and businesses can "adopt" a downtown planter. Sponsor plaques, with a personalized message/dedication, will be placed on planters. Sponsors will also be recognized through the downtownoxnard.org website.

    For more information about the adoption program, go to Adopt-A-Planter, http://bit.ly/dEdHPr.

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