Agromin - Tuesday January 17 2017 at 8:20 AM
California's Healthy Soil Initiative
, headed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), is all about promoting the development of healthy soils. The CDFA and an assortment of environmentally-focused state agencies and departments are launching efforts in 2017 that will further protect and enhance California's natural, organic materials. The result will be improved plant health and crop yields so the California's agricultural lands can continue to be the breadbasket of the country. The initiative will also take steps to curb activities that can cause climate change. Green waste recycling will play a key role.
For more information on the Healthy Soils Initiative, click here
Agromin - Friday January 13 2017 at 9:52 AM
Patagonia is known for making the best outdoor products while still being socially and environmentally responsible. In 2014, it turned to Agromin to solve a problem--what to do with hangers made of bamboo that were no longer usable in their stores.
Instead of being discarded into landfills, the hangers are collected nationwide and repurposed by Agromin into compost and mulch. Agromin also processes the green waste generated from Patagonia's headquarters and store in Ventura.
Since 2014, nearly 3 tons of hangers have been recycled. In 2016 alone, 2,851 pounds of hangers were diverted from landfills and transformed into compost and mulch and another 9 tons of green waste and nearly 11 tons of food waste from Patagonia became nutrient-rich soil amendments used by growers, landscapers and consumers. This is just another example of Patagonia's commitment to being a good steward of the land.
Agromin - Monday January 9 2017 at 11:20 AM
|Kids and their garden at New Hope Elementary in Santa Ana.|
In 2017, Agromin is once again teaming up with the American Heart Association (AHA) to help teach kids the value of eating healthy through the AHA's Teaching Gardens.Agromin will deliver soil amendment, compost and fertilizer to over 40 schools in Los Angeles and Orange Counties this year. Students will plant vegetable seeds in raised beds at their school, care for the plants and then harvest the vegetables.
Our Premium Blend is a soil amendment designed for pots, containers and raised beds. It works especially well when planting vegetables. It contains peat moss, compost, wood amendment, pumice, ground fir bark, rice hulls, sand and an organic crumble fertilizer that is OMRI organic listed. Agromin's Compost 100, which is also OMRI listed, is 100 percent organic made from recycled green waste material--no bio-solids or manure as feedstock. The fertilizer consists of bone, fish and kelp meal.
We wish the American Heart Association much success with their gardens in 2017!
For information, more about the AHA's Teaching Gardens, go to Teaching Gardens. Through these special gardens, AHA staff teaches elementary-age kids about healthy eating habits--habits that will hopefully last a lifetime.
|Kids at King Elementary in Long Beach.|