• Pumpkins Everywhere! - Monday, August 29, 2011 at

  • It's been a little over a month since Buena Park High School (BPHS) students saw pumpkin seeds begin to sprout on an almost one-acre patch of ground. And what a difference!

    After Agromin tilled in over 20 tons of its premium soil into the fallow ground, BPHS ag students went to work planting and carrying for the pumpkin patch. The pumpkins are right on schedule to be ready for harvesting right before Halloween. Students are hoping for an over 1,500-pumpkin harvest.

    Here are an early photo of the patch and some new shots.

    Just starting to plant.

    Now, look at the patch!

    One of hundreds of pumpkins on the vine.

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  • Agromin's Potting Mix Is Now OMRI Listed; Approved For Use in USDA Certified Organic Food Production - at

  • Agromin Potting Mix can now be used in the production and processing of USDA certified organic food products after the potting mix met the strict requirements of the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI). Agromin, which produces earth-friendly soil products for farmers, landscapers and gardeners, is one of only a handful of plant-only soil product manufacturers in the country to produce OMRI-listed potting soil.

    "Becoming OMRI listed means that all food products grown or processed under the USDA National Organic Program can be grown in Agromin Potting Mix," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. "For backyard gardeners, this brings an extra level of assurance that they are using potting mix that is safe and natural and contains no harmful chemicals, animal waste or sludge that is often found in other potting mixes."

    Agromin's Compost 100 soil amendment became OMRI listed in 2008. The product is used primarily by farmers, although consumers can purchase Compost 100 in bulk. "Growers saw the value in using OMRI-listed soil amendments in their fields," says Camarillo. "We believe consumers will see the same value and look for the OMRI logo whenever purchasing potting mix for their garden projects."

    Agromin Potting Mix is made from all natural and sustainably renewed organic ingredients. Agromin is the organics recycler for 50 communities in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles Counties, producing soil amendments, bark and mulches from the more than 385,000 tons of renewable green materials it collects each year from city residents and businesses. 

    Agromin Potting Mix and other soil products are available in bulk or bag at retailers in Southern California. For locations, go to www.agromin.com. For information about OMRI, go to www.omri.org.

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  • Agromin's Bill Camarillo Listed on "Who's Who in Clean Tech & Sustainability" - Friday, August 19, 2011 at

  • Agromin CEO Bill Camarillo was listed as one of the Pacific Coast Business Times'  "Who's Who in Clean Tech & Sustainability." The list was released in the August 12 issue of the weekly business paper that covers San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. It was the second year that the paper acknowledged leaders in alternative energy, green building and sustainability practices and over 60 individuals were recognized.

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  • Agromin Ranked as 70th Largest Solid Waste and Recycling Company by Waste Age - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at

  • Waste Age, a national publication for the waste and recycling industry, released its list of the top 100 solid waste and recycling companies in the country and Agromin, an organics recycler based in Oxnard, was ranked 70.

    Agromin recycled almost 380,000 tons of organic materials in 2010 on $14.9 million in revenues. To view Agromin's ranking, go to  http://bit.ly/r8dtr7

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