Summer isn’t the only season to enjoy a colorful garden. A fall garden can be filled with vibrant foliage and tasty vegetables, says Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of earth-friendly compost products made from organic material collected from more than 200 California cities.
The 1968 Courtyard fountain at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center may not have water in it anymore but it is representative of water in its new life as a succulent planter.
It’s officially fall and that means cooler weather and shorter days—the perfect combination for getting your lawn in shape—especially after a particularly hot, dry summer. Start by adding grass seed to bare spots.
Members of the WE Club at Foothill Technology High School in Ventura volunteered their time over the summer to build and spruce up the existing vegetable garden at Opportunity School, the local continuation middle school located on the Foothill Technology campus.
A new school garden is being built at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills. The garden will serve as an outdoor learning environment for students. Planters went in and were filled with container soil mix. The goal is to enhance student learning outside the classroom.
Agromin and Waste Management of Antelope Valley are collaborating to rehabilitate the turf at the City of Lancaster’s James C. Gilly National Soccer Center, which boasts 35 premium soccer fields.
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.