• Agromin Compost Donations Made A Big Difference to Nonprofits & Schools in 2017 - Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at

  •  A school garden, a peaceful outdoor setting at a nursing facility and an Eagle Scout project at a veterans' home--these were just some of the projects that benefited in 2017 from compost and mulch donations from Agromin.  More than 20 projects received Agromin donations last year.

    One of the donations was to the Ventura Post Acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility. "Our residents and their families, staff and visitors are so appreciative to Agromin for donating soil to our senior gardens planter boxes," says Suz Montgomery, a teacher at the center. "Watching the big smiles of our residents while digging in the dirt, being in the fresh air in a serene park-like setting fills our hearts."

    In November, Agromin gave away almost 300 bags of compost during the 2017 Ventura County Farm Day. "Agromin is one of our most popular stops on Farm Day," says Mary Maranville, CEO of Student for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG), which puts on Farm Day every year.

    "Ventura County Farm Day is when we can show hundreds of people of all ages the recycling and composting process," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. "After they see how grass clippings, leaves, branches, food and other green materials turns from waste to compost, we give everyone a bag of compost. It's a tangible example of how what they throw in their green waste barrel can be transformed into a product that they can put back in the earth."

    A number of schools also received donated compost. They include Earths Magnet School in Newbury Park, Costa Mesa High School & Middle School and Rio Del Mar Elementary School in Oxnard.

    "It's critical for kids to learn about how green recycling works and why it's important," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin CEO. "They are our future. What we do today will make a huge impact tomorrow."

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