Restoration around Serra Cross in Grant Park in Ventura is well underway. Volunteers are removing trees and other landscaping damaged by the Thomas Fire that devastated the area. Dufau Landscape is working on grading. Agromin delivered 30 yards of soil amendment to help restore the grassy area around the cross.
Turning Point Foundation, a nonprofit Ventura County organization that provides shelter, supported housing and rehabilitation programs for the homeless, recently cleared a site that will become its Growing Works nursery. The nursery will provide horticultural therapy and vocational training/employment. Members of the Conservation Corps loaded limbs from cut pepper trees into an Agromin supplied bin.
Kellogg Park, located in Ventura’s Westside, officially opened April 14 after eight years of planning and fundraising. The 2.5-acre park is a naturally landscaped green space with two playgrounds, walking path, fitness equipment and native plantings. It has picnic areas, benches and an amphitheater. The park was previously a vacant lot.
Planters along downtown Oxnard streets are putting on their best show for spring. These succulents are about at their peak. They receive care throughout the year but in March, they got an extra shot of potting soil from Agromin.
The wet weather in March has turned everything green–a good motivator to plant an ambitious garden this spring.
The Child Development Center (CDC) at Oxnard College has a brand new butterfly/hummingbird garden–with the help of members of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the college’s maintenance and operations department.
About 80 second graders from Earths Magnet School in Newbury Park recently visited Agromin’s Oxnard composting facility.
Although the winter has been mild this year, there’s nothing like spring (which officially begins March 20), to kick off the planting season, says Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of earth-friendly compost products made from organic material collected from more than 50 California cities.
Students from Cal Lutheran University’s Sustainable Edible Education (SEEd) program have been busy getting an early start on their spring garden.