Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG) will host its first annual Plantopia U Pick Transplant Fundraiser to celebrate Earth Day. The event, held on Earth Day, April 22, will raise funds to support SEEAG’s agricultural education programs where students learn about the farm origins of their food, water resources, soil health, entomology and locally grown fruits and vegetables.
SEEAG’s Plantopia U Pick Transplant Fundraiser is from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Farm Supply (1920 N. Broadway, Santa Maria) and Rancho De Los Olivos (2210 Alamo Pintado Rd., Solvang). For a $35 donation, participants can pick a combination of 12 small plants to fill two six-pack containers with tomatoes, zucchini, squash, basil and peppers. The organic seedlings are from Plantel Nurseries. In addition, the first 100 donors will receive a free bag of compost from Engel and Gray.
Plantopia is also taking place at the Ventura County Farm Lab at Petty Ranch (11917 Darling Road, Saticoy).
“April is the perfect time to start a backyard garden,” says Mary Maranville, SEEAG’s founder and CEO. “Creating a garden and watching the vegetables grow is something the whole family can do.”
For more information about SEEAG’s Plantopia, go to www.SEEAG.org/plantopia.
Founded in 2008, Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG) is a nonprofit organization that aims to help young students understand the origins of their food by bridging the gap between agriculture and consumption through its agricultural education programming. SEEAG’s “The Farm Lab” program based in Ventura County teaches schoolchildren about the
origins of their food and the importance of local farmland by providing schools with classroom agricultural education and free field trips to farms. Through this and other SEEAG programs,
over 100,000 elementary school students in Central and Southern California have increased their understanding of the food journey. SEEAG also puts on Santa Barbara County Farm Day and Ventura County Farm Day each year. For more information, visit www.seeag.org or email Mary Maranville at email@example.com.
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