Fifth graders from Camarillo’s Dos Caminos School recently
took part in a SEEAG (Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture) field trip to
Limoneira Company in Santa Paula. The kids learned about the life of a
lemon—from its early beginnings as a bud on a tree, through pollination,
growth, harvesting and then preparing, packing and delivering to locations in
the U.S. and around the world.
The lesson began in a Limoneira lemon orchard, followed by a
tour of the historic 1920s Limoneira lemon packing building and a stop at the
visitor’s center where the students learned about Agromin’s Santa Paula compost
facility and the benefits of organics to agriculture. The students also got to
sample a variety of citrus.
Labels: Limoneira, SEEAG, student farm field trips