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Agromin - Tuesday May 21 2013 at 11:55 AM
Oxnard, Calif.--Oxnard, California-basedAgromin, the organics recycler for over 50 California cities, was selected as the 2013 Small Business of the Year for California Senate District 19. The district encompasses a majority of Ventura County and all of Santa Barbara County.
The district's State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson chose Agromin for the award. There are 3.3 million small businesses in California. Every year since 2000, a winner is selected from each of the California Senate Districts.
?Small businesses are the backbone of our communities and absolutely vital to our economy,? said Jackson. ?Agromin is a fine example of a small business that not only contributes significantly to the economic vitality of our area and our agricultural industry, but is also doing so in an environmentally sustainable way.?
"It's an honor to be recognized," says Bill Camarillo, Agromin's CEO. "It's important to understand how critical small businesses are to our economy. Small businesses represent 99 percent of all California businesses and employ 52 percent of the state's workforce. Most of the companies in the sustainable solutions sector, such as Agromin, are small but growing. This bodes well for California's future."
Agromin and the other award recipients will be honored at California Small Business Day, June 10, in Sacramento. The event is sponsored by 25 California small business organizations and chambers.
Agromin - Friday May 10 2013 at 2:28 PM
Agromin CEO Bill Camarillo is now on the Business Advisory Council (BAC) for Cal State University Channel Islands.
The BAC is made up of private and public sector leaders and undergraduate and graduate students from the CSUCI's Martin V. Smith School of Business and Economics. Public and private sector members share their experience and knowledge with students, faculty and alumni while helping further the school's relevance, prominence and brand throughout the region.
For more information on the BAC, go to http://www.csuci.edu/bac/.
Agromin - Friday March 29 2013 at 5:14 PM
Spring planting is in full swing in Southern California. Prepare and plant properly now and reap the rewards in summer, say experts at Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of earth-friendly compost products made from organic material collected from more than 50 California cities.
Rejuvenate Tired Soil: Professional growers know that soil is key to a crop's success. Before adding a single vegetable or flower plant to a garden, make sure the soil is healthy. Add an organic soil blend into the garden soil to infuse needed nutrients that may have been lost because of winter rains and runoff.
Save Water, Use Mulch: Water bills can be sky high in spring and summer as gardens and lawns require extra watering to combat warmer weather. To help keep soil and roots cool and moist and to extend times between waterings, add a three-inch layer of organic mulch around plants, shrubs and trees. As an added benefit, mulch also keeps weeds down.
Grow Herbs and Vegetables in Containers: Herbs, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, lettuce and eggplant can all be grown in containers. By growing plants in containers, gardeners can easily keep plants pruned for maximum production. Place self-draining vegetable containers in an area with plenty of sunshine. Because containers can warm up quickly, plant your vegetables in the biggest container possible (avoid dark-colored pots) so the plants don't overheat. Keep the soil moist by watering regularly or using self-watering containers. Use a potting mix that holds in moisture (usually containing minerals such as vermiculite or perlite).
Plant Citrus Trees: April, May and June are the best months to plant citrus trees. Milder weather warms up the soil, which is an immediate boost for tree growth. For smaller backyards, consider dwarf or semi-dwarf trees (which can reach to heights of up to 12 feet if not pruned). When selecting a citrus tree at a nursery, look for one with shiny green leaves. Once home, find a sunny location for the tree. Dig a hole twice as wide as the root system and deep enough to contain the root ball. Keep the tree thoroughly watered at first and lightly fertilized. Once roots grow, they will forage on their own and require less water and fertilizer.
Bulbs: Bulbs planted last fall will begin growing in spring. To make blooms last throughout spring and early summer and to encourage new growth, immediately remove dead flowers and brown foliage.
Attend To Your Lawn: If there are bare patches in your lawn, mow the lawn and then apply grass seed to the bare spots and cover with a thin layer of lawn topper mix. Water twice a day for two weeks. New growth will begin in about three weeks. When you mow during the spring and summer, consider leaving grass blades on the grass for a natural mulch. Mow regularly to keep grass thick and to control weeds.
For more gardening tips, go to www.agromin.com.
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