A two-acre garden located at the Juvenile Hall in Oxnard has
sprouted to provide an abundance of fresh produce for Ventura County's Senior
The garden is staffed by volunteers and is run by the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging and the
Ventura County Probation Office. Agricultural businesses, including Agromin,
donate all sorts of materials to make the garden a success. Agromin recently
donated 25 tons of compost to get the soil ready for planting.
The garden features
50 fruit trees, bean, carrots, lettuce and tomatoes. Gardening is a rewarding
and learning experience for all ages and background. The garden is used as an
opportunity for senior volunteers to mentor at-risk youth while they help out
in the garden.
Labels: garden, Juvenile Hall, Senior Nutrition Program, Ventura County