• Rio Mesa High in Oxnard Reaps a Bounty of Fresh Fruit, Vegetables
    Monday, September 30, 2013 at

  • A summer of tending to tomatoes, beets, chilies, fruit trees and sunflowers resulted in students in Oxnard's Rio Mesa High School post-secondary transition program to throw themselves a lunch. The lunch featured the fruits of their labor including homemade tomato sauce made from their own tomatoes and salad filled with fresh vegetables.

    The young adults, ages 18 to 22, care for the garden at the Oxnard high school. They will start preparing for a new planting season with more fruit, vegetables and flowers on the agenda.

    Way to go!

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  • The Pumpkins Are Coming! The Pumpkins Are Coming!
    Friday, September 27, 2013 at

  • Agromin is bringing a truckload of pumpkins to this year’s Wings, Wheels & Rotors Expo held annually at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos. The date is Sunday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Agromin pumpkins are always a huge hit with the attendees of the expo, and this year will be no exception. The pumpkins are just about ready for harvesting and a whole truckload will be at the expo. The Agromin booth is located next Gate 13 near the entrance to the event - so stop by!

    Each year, over 30,000 southland residents attend the event that features a car show, fixed wing aircraft (some from World War II) and helicopters, including Hueys and other military helicopters.

    For more information, to http://www.wwrexpo.net/.

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  • Mesa View Middle School Students Are Serious About Gardening
    Thursday, September 26, 2013 at

  • The students at Mesa View Middle School in Huntington Beach couldn't wait to "get their hands dirty" this week. 

    The school received a donation of 5 cubic yards of premium organic garden soil from Agromin for the school’s planter beds on Tuesday morning. Students, along with volunteer and former teacher Linda Morris, shoveled, spread and worked the organic soil into 5’x10’ planters in preparation for winter garden plantings. 

    The students will finish leveling the soil and then plant pole and bush beans, broccoli, kale, cabbage, raddichio, kale and other types of winter vegetables.

    Nearly every student has a garden at home so the students are serious about gardening. Last school year, the students made salads and peach cobblers from their school’s early summer harvest right before summer vacation started.

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