• EARTHS Magnet School Gets Helping of Soil Conditioner
    Monday, September 24, 2012 at

  • Agromin soil conditioner at EARTHS School.
    EARTHS Magnet School in Newbury Park was the recipient of approximately 2 tons of soil conditioner from Agromin this week. The school picked up 60, 1.5 cubic foot bags. The conditioner will be used in the school's 12 raised garden beds and in other garden areas depicting all sorts of growing environments.

    EARTHS (Environmental Academy for Research Technology and Earth Sciences) began in 2009 for kindergarteners through fifth graders. It offers a curriculum with a scientific focus: life science, earth science and physical science. The school incorporates the Full Option Science System (FOSS), which uses interactive science activities to teach reading, writing, language arts and social studies. A field trip to Agromin's organic recycling facility in Oxnard is scheduled for second graders later in the school year.

    This is exactly the kind of school we need to get our kids prepared for 21st Century jobs!

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  • Kids Get Their Hands Dirty at Walnut Canyon School in Moorpark
    Thursday, September 20, 2012 at

  • Kids at Walnut Canyon School in Moorpark spruced up the campus with new flowers and plants. Soil was provided courtesy of Agromin. The school's computer support technician Lorraine Villarreal coordinated the pick-up and delivery of 60 bags of potting soil and the kids did the rest. The new school year brings a new, fresh look. Students can take pride in the work they did to make their campus look great!

    The bags of soil mix are loaded at Agromin in Oxnard.
    The bags are unloaded by volunteers.
    The kids get to work adding the mix to garden containers.
    Some students planted seeds.
    Add a little water...
    Soon, their seeds will sprout into plants that look just great as these newly planted flowers!

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  • Walnut Canyon School Gardens Get Soil Boost
    Monday, September 10, 2012 at

  • A dog and his planting mix!
    Students at Walnut Canyon School in Moorpark will soon see their succulent and "butterfly" gardens grow thanks in part to a donation of planting mix by Agromin.

    The school received 60 bags of Agromin's planting mix that will be used in the school's two 8'x6' garden boxes and to spruce up other areas of the school. The soil in the garden boxes had settled about 6" and the gardens were in need of fresh soil amendments for fall planting. Agromin was happy to help.

    Thanks to Lorraine Villarreal, the computer support technician at Walnut Canyon, for coordinating this!

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