• Agromin to Give Away 300 Bags of Compost at Thousand Oaks Arbor/Earth Day Celebration - Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at
  • Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of premium soil products and the green materials recycler for Thousand Oaks and other Ventura County communities, is giving away 300 bags of compost during the City of Thousand Oaks/Conejo Recreation and Park District's 12th Annual Arbor/Earth Day celebration. The free event is Saturday, April 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Conejo Creek Park North (1379 East Janss Road behind the Thousand Oaks library). Agromin is an official sponsor.

    "Compost is the most natural material you can use to refresh your soil and prepare it for spring planting," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. "The compost at the Thousand Oaks Arbor Day event is unique because it's made from locally-collected lawn clippings, leaves and wood."

    Agromin processes more than 300,000 tons of green waste each year. The green material is collected at curbside in the Conejo Valley and throughout Ventura County and is then chopped, cleaned and naturally composted before becoming soil products.

    "More than 40 percent of all waste generated in California is green waste," says Camarillo. "From an environmental standpoint, it's important that we keep these materials out of landfills. One of the best ways we can do this is to use a natural process and return it to the land in the form of compost--on farms and orchards, in business landscapes and in our own backyards."

    Agromin, which was recently named "Composter of the Year" by the U.S. Composting Council, will have a booth at the event and Agromin employees will be on hand to answer questions about soil types, mulch and compost. For more information on green material recycling, visit www.agromin.com.

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