GONZALES — In honor of National Agriculture Week, for every purchase of liquid organic fertilizer made March 21-28 on, the Gonzales company will donate the same amount to the organic farmers in training at the Agricultural Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) in Salinas. ALBA, a nonprofit organic ag incubator, offers on-farm education on organic farming practices, helps start-up farms take root and grow and provides access to food and education for limited-resource farmers. Like ALBA, AgroThrive is rooted in organic farming and both organizations are based in California’s Salinas Valley.


SALINAS — Salinas Valley Recycles will host a free craft activity for youth ages 5 to 12 on Saturday, March 26. In collaboration with its adult composting workshops, youth will learn to make soda bottle flowers from 10 to 11 a.m. at Jardin El Sol, 139 Sun St., in Salinas. High school students who need volunteer hours are also welcome to attend. Contact Sara at 831-775-3006 or email [email protected] for more information.


SALINAS — California Rodeo Salinas’ Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering will take place at the Fox Theater in Salinas on Saturday, March 26. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Monterey County Foundation for Free Libraries, and food will be provided by The Grower’s Pub. Tickets can be purchased at

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Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.


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