• Free Compost From Agromin At Thousand Oaks Earth Day - April 24 - Tuesday, April 20, 2010 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 360 bags of compost during the City of Thousand Oaks/Conejo Recreation and Park District's 13th Annual Arbor/Earth Day celebration. The free event is Saturday, April 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Conejo Creek Park North (1379 East Janss Road behind the Thousand Oaks Library).

    "Much of Thousand Oaks soil is dense and sticky when wet," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. This clay soil makes it difficult for water to reach a plant's root system. The decaying materials found in compost allow air and water to travel through the soil so roots receive the proper nutrition. Using compost is the most natural way to prepare for spring planting. There's no need to put chemical fertilizers into the ground to produce a bumper crop of vegetables and flowers."

    Agromin processes more than 365,000 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. The products are then distributed to farmers, landscapers and to consumers in bags or in bulk.

    "About 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, which would reduce the amount of greenhouse gases this waste produces. Thousand Oaks residents can do their part by putting their green materials from their garden into their green recycling bins."

    For more information on green material recycling, visit www.agromin.com. For more information about Thousand Oaks Arbor/Earth Day, go to www.toaks.org/arbor.

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