You don’t need a green thumb to select your plants.
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.
Plantopia is from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at SEEAG’s Ventura County Farm Lab at Petty Ranch (11917 Darling Road, Saticoy). 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, donors will receive free four-quart bags of Agromin’s potting soil. Tours of Petty Ranch will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
“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 enjoy.”
For more information about SEEAG’s Plantopia, go to www.SEEAG.org/plantopia.