Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of earth-friendly soil products made from organic material collected from Thousand Oaks and other Ventura County communities, is giving away six tons of compost during the City of Thousand Oaks/Conejo Recreation and Park District's 14th Annual Arbor/Earth Day celebration. The free event is Saturday, April 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Conejo Creek Park North (1379 East Janss Road behind the Thousand Oaks Library). The compost is available to Thousand Oaks residents in 1 1/2 cubic foot bags.
"Healthy summer vegetables and flowers start with healthy soil," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. "Compost gives soil the nutrients it needs and the right texture to allow air and water to reach plant, tree and lawn root systems."
Agromin processes more than 385,000 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.
"Using compost made from local green material is a sustainability story in which we all can participate each time we put grass clippings and leaves in our green recycling bins," says Camarillo.
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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