Compost is important for improving or maintaining high quality soil, growing healthy plants, reducing the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improving water quality and protecting the environment. Organics recycling plays a key role in keeping valuable materials out of landfills. California Compost Coalition “Digging on Victory Gardens” Newsletter: 20-05 Newsletter – Victory Garden Insert
Fun, kid-friendly gardening activities from Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG) are now available for children who are at home due to COVID-19 school closures. SEEAG, a local leader in agriculture education, conducts learning programs in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties at schools and farms where it teaches students how food is grown, healthy eating
When you think of recycling, the first things that probably come to mind are paper, cardboard, cans, bottles and plastic. But organic waste, like leftover food or yard trimmings, is recyclable too. And not only is recycling these items better for the environment, it’s also the law. With California Senate Bill 1383 in place,
Is your soil hard and compact? Is it cracking and failing to absorb water? If so, it might be time for a refresh. Poor-quality soil can contribute to pest problems, too much or too little water for your garden, insufficient nutrients, and ultimately, unhealthy plants. On the other hand, refreshing your garden regularly with organic
The holiday season is fast approaching, bringing with it quite a few gardening challenges. From cold weather and busy schedules to working around holiday yard decorations, this time of year can be as tough on our plants as it is on our waistlines. Feeling overwhelmed? Here are a few stress-free tips to keep your garden
Agromin, along with several other local agricultural stakeholders, is proud to be participating in a study funded by a grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture to demonstrate the benefits of soil health and “carbon farming” practices in Ventura County. Throughout this project, we will work alongside the Ventura County Resource Conservation
Fall brings to mind images of a healthy harvest, full of tasty fresh vegetables. But in order to have your bounty of crops ready in time for Thanksgiving, you need to get an early start. Here are a few things to start doing in August and September to get your veggie garden ready for autumn.
If you’re not using compost in your garden — you should be. Soil products made from recycled organic material are better for the environment, better for your plants and better for you. Here are just a few of the many benefits of compost. Keep Organic Waste Out of Landfills Just like you recycle plastic