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VC Star – SEEAG founder named chief executive officer

Mary Maranville, founder of Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture, has been named its chief executive officer. Formerly executive director, she founded SEEAG in 2008… Read the full article at VCStar.com   Read More  »


VC Star – Whole Foods donates $11,776 to ag education group

OXNARD – Whole Foods Market donated 5 percent of its June 22 net sales from three of its stores to Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture.
The $11,776 donation will support the organization’s agricultural education efforts.
Read the full article on VCStar.com  


Pacific Coast Business Times – Top 50 Women in Business

“What started out as 400 kids became 2,000 kids, then became 4,000 kids,” Maranville said. “Kids love it because they now are so sophisticated with technology that presentation after presentation bores them. They learn through experiences.”   Read More  »



California Bountiful: It’s a bountiful life: Everyone’s an eater

For Mary Maranville, it’s all about the kids—and, well, the adults, too. Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture, the nonprofit program Maranville founded in 2008, has been so successful in educating Ventura County schoolchildren about the importance of agriculture that she’s expanded its reach.   Read More  »

City Scene TV

Mary Maranville Talking SEEAG on City Scene TV

City Scene TV highlights exciting things happening around Ventura County.
In This Interview: Mary chats with the hosts about Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture and Ventura County Farm Day.   Read More  »


Mary Maranville on Agriculture Education for Children

Urban Farm U is Improving food literacy in the community through inventive education programs. In This Podcast: Greg chats with Mary and learns how she recognized the need for agriculture education for both kids and adults in her community and how she started an organization to do something about it.   Read More  »


Central Coast Farm & Ranch Article – Farmschooling

Maranville connects students to food’s journey to table. Article by Tamara Koehler –  Download the PDF   Read More  »


Lawrence Parkhill – co-founded Veteran Farmers of America

By Marissa Nall   /  Friday, March 4th, 2016   /
Pacific Coast Business Times /  Download the Article
Ventura County farms and agribusinesses have a new pool of candidates to fill a growing list of job openings — veterans.   Read More  »

VCStar - Farm Lab

Ventura Students Plant Flowers, Trees At New Farm Lab

About two dozen students from Ventura’s ATLAS School spent Monday morning planting sunflowers, yarrow and half a dozen other California natives to attract such pollinators as bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to a new Farm Lab in Saticoy…   Read More  »

Photo Credit: Chuck Kirman

VCStar.com Article – School field trips branch out to Saticoy ranch

A field trip to the Limoneira ranch in Santa Paula has become a fixture of the elementary school experience for hundreds of Ventura County children over the past seven years…Read More on VCStar.com
Photo Credit: Chuck Kirman  


Down To Earth – The Journey of Our Food

Mary Maranville takes us on the journey of a lemon at Limoneira Ranch.   Read More  »


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Heritage Media Group Talks Farm Day with Executive Director Mary Maranville

News Junkies Host Bill DeFoi and Mary Maranville invite you to Join Us for Farm Day 2015, an annual, multi-location event featuring tours and activities on over 20 working farms in Ventura County.
Tours: Saturday September 26 Tours: 10 A.M.  


Down to Earth – The Journey of Our Food

Down To Earth – The Journey of Our Food from Brotheryn Films on Vimeo.
Come and follow us on our agricultural education experience!   Read More  »


Kelli McKay talks SEEAG with Mary Maranville

On March 13th, Locals Only With Kelli McKay spoke to Mary about SEEAG’s education program and the May 9th Kids-to-Farms Fundraising Dinner. Listen in for more! Learn more about the Kids-to-Farms Dinner and purchase tickets here.   Read More  »



KCLU Showcases SEEAG’s Education Program

Listen here to SEEAG on KCLU
On November 24th, KCLU’s Lance Orozco joined SEEAG Executive Director and Founder Mary Maranville and Field Trip Educator Helen McGrath along with a school group on a tour of Limoneira Ranch.   Read More  »


Mary Maranville Talks Farm Day on the Kim Pagano Show


On Saturday, September 6, Executive Director Mary Maranville was on the Kim Pagano Show talking about Ventura County Farm Day and the 21st Century Farming and Agriculture in Ventura County Education Program.   Read More  »


March 2014 – Will Terry of Terry Farms, Inc

Hi SEEAG Friends,
Ventura County is STRAWBERRY COUNTRY. Our VC Farmers grow close to $700 million worth of strawberries a year ranking it the number one crop. Truly amazing.
Meet Will Terry of Terry Farms, Inc.  

Robert "BD" Dautch

February 2014 – Robert “BD” Dautch of Earthtrine Farm

February 2014: In Ojai ‘s Arbolada there is truly a little piece of paradise on the corner of Cuyama and Del Norte Roads. Behind an elegant row of bark stripped white eucalyptus trees a gorgeous yellow craftsman style home (my favorite house in the valley) stands as the welcome mat to 12 acres of pretty orchards and row crops known as Earthtrine Farm.   Read More  »


Board of Supervisors – Official Resolution

The Board of Supervisors recognized the great work of the organization for inspiring the next generation to become future agricultural managers and responsible stewards of the land
The Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture ((SEE AG),   Read More  »

Good Food Jobs Blog - Mary Maranville

Good Food Jobs Blog – Mary Maranville


Mary’s story touches on an issue of the food system that is near and dear to all of us – the lack of connection between children and what they eat.   Read More  »


Sip The Harvest

Sip The Harvest – December 5th

We hope you join us at the Saloon BBQ Company on December 5, 2013 at 5pm.
456 E Main St
Ventura, CA 93001
Please RSVP to mary@seeag.org.  


October 2013 – McGrath Brothers Great Pacific Pumpkin

Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins. Mary began working with her father on the farm in the mid 80s. He offered her a job and she took it! No looking back. In the 90’s she joined her brothers Jim and Martin,   Read More  »

Micah Gustavson at Majestic Oak Vineyard

September 2013 – Micah Gustavson at Majestic Oak Vineyard

Sometimes life’s little events happen for a reason. Or at least we hope they do. My wonderful camera man got lost on his way to film Micah’s interview at the Majestic Oak Vineyard Estate in Ojai.   Read More  »

Ventura County Farm Day

Ventura County Farm Day Oct 12th

First ever Ventura County Farm Day Saturday October 12, 2013!!
10am – 3pm. Fun for the whole family.
Nine local Ventura County Farms will host an open house – tours, taste testing and more.

Deardorff Family Farms
Greens and Veggies
Packing house tours and taste testing/meet the farmer/tent with branded promo items.   Read More  »


An Afternoon in the Orchard – A Ventura County Benefit

Captain Planet Foundation
Join us September 15, 2013 at Limoneira in Santa Paula, CA.
Individual Tickets go on sale August 1st, 2013
Funds raised from the event will directly benefit the introduction of Captain Planet Foundation’s Learning Gardens Program into Ventura County schools and the SEEAG Programs already serving them.    Read More  »

Richard Atmore

August 2013 – Richard Atmore

Richard Atmore is a big man with a jovial gregarious personality and a big mission. He is a pleasure to converse with, mainly because he is a man with conviction and he always seems to be in a good mood.   Read More  »


July 2013 – David Martinez of Marz Farms

The Martinez Brothers, David, Audelio and Renato, have been growing berries since 1995. Taking the farm from 2 acres to over 2,000. These business partners got their start growing for Driscoll’s, but their farming “roots” go much deeper.   Read More  »

Monica Houweling

May 2013 – Monica Houweling at Houweling’s Nursery

Monica Houweling is an absolute delight. We hear all too many times the average age of the American Farmer is around 60 years. At Houweling’s Nursery Monica is defying this statistic at 19. She represents the next wave of young,   Read More  »

McGrath Family Farm

April 2013 – Edgar Terry at Terry Farms

On my way to meet Edgar and his lovely wife Martha for the first time at Terry Berries in Ventura, CA I had no idea as I drove south along the 101, looking out at the farmland busy with harvesters,   Read More  »

Arturo Reyes & Phil McGrath in Camarillo, CA

March 2013 – Arturo Reyes – McGrath Family Farm

The first time I saw and met Arturo Reyes his head was underneath the hood of an old pick up truck at McGrath Farm. This made perfect sense as Phil once explained, “Arturo is my right hand man here at the farm,   Read More  »


Focus on Education – Winter 2013

SEE AG Helps Kids Understand the Origins of Their Food

Focus on Education, Ventura County Office of Education Winter 2013
“Even with the county’s rich agricultural heritage, some school children don’t make the connection between the acres of farmland around them to the food on their table.”   Read More  »


February 2013 – Emily Ayala Thacher of Friends Ranch in Ojai

Nothing is more satisfying than walking though a citrus orchard during a warm winter’s day – trees all laden with fruit – especially when it’s with Emily at Friend’s Ranch in Ojai. The end of February is the very beginning of Ojai Pixie tangerine season.   Read More  »


God Made a Farmer

2013 is the year of the farmer – Future Farmers of America   Read More  »


Through the Eyes of a Child

There are 50 of them. They’re no more than four feet tall, a little sweaty from time spent in the sun, and they are ecstatic. They’ve just been let loose in a citrus orchard, and after what feels like hours of waiting,   Read More  »


Jim Churchill

Jim Churchill, Organic Pixie Farmer  


AG Education Day

Mary Maranville educates local school children at local Farm   Read More  »

Harvest Ranch Dinner

Harvest Ranch Dinner Video

Watch the video from the 2012 Harvest Ranch Dinner Celebrating Ventura County Ag Education




SEEAG’s Annual Education Dinner 2012

SEEAG’s Annual Education Dinner 2012  

Opening Eyes to Agriculture
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