• Pumpkins Ready to Harvest
    Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at

  • Buena Park High's FFA chapter is gearing up to harvest and sell its pumpkins! Agromin donated the equipment and labor to level a never-worked patch of ground behind the school's football stadium, and then donated three tons of organic soil to mix into the ground. Agromin also donated different varieties of pumpkin seeds--of which 99.9% successfully germinated.

    The water has been turned off and the pumpkins are turning orange. And even though the water isn't flowing, the plants are still flowering, thanks to the amazing soil in which they were grown. The students will sell their pumpkins at the student store from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during their school Fall Festival on October 22 and will donate the remainder to local elementary schools.

    The students sell all sorts of organic produce, plants and fruit grown. Prices are very reasonable and teach the ag science and FFA Chapter students organization and leadership skills as well as practical inventory, accounting and math skills.

    BPHS FFA is also once again on track to provide fresh produce to the school district's cafeterias. The vegetables will include cabbage, lettuce, squash, corn and beets all grown in 100% organic Agromin soil. Last year's cabbage harvest was enough to make all the slaw served in Buena Park High's cafeteria.

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