SEEAG Hosts Earth Day Plantopia "U-Pick Your Garden" Fundraiser
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For a $35 donation, participants can select a combination of 12 small plants to fill two six-pack containers.

VENTURA, Calif. - Californer -- Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG) will host its 2nd annual Plantopia "U-Pick Your Garden" fundraiser to celebrate Earth Day. The event, held on Saturday, April 27, 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 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will be held at two locations in Ventura County: Growing Works Nursery (1736 S. Lewis Rd., Camarillo) and SEEAG's headquarters in Ventura Harbor (1575 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura).  For a $35 donation, participants can select a combination of 12 small plants to fill two six-pack containers. Participants who order in advance can also select seedlings that produce vegetables that makeup three types of food specialty gardens: salsa garden, soup garden and salad garden.  The organic seedlings are from Plantel Nurseries. Pre-order online and receive a free four-quart bag of Agromin's potting soil.

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Plantopia is also taking place at Refugio Ranch Tasting Room (2990 Grand Ave., Los Olivos) and Santa Barbara Eary Day Festival (Alameda Park, Santa Barbara).

"Plantopia is a perfect opportunity to plant a garden and celebrate Earth Day," says Mary Maranville, SEEAG's founder and CEO. "It's a great way to kick off Spring."

For more information about SEEAG's Plantopia and to select and reserve your plants, go to or pre-order directly through My805Tix.


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 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. It also hosts Ventura County Farm Day and Santa Barbara County Farm Day. For more information, visit or email Mary Maranville at

Diane Rumbaugh

Source: SEEAG
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