FILTREXX ATTENDS 2017 LANDSCAPE EXPO
Filtrexx will be attending the 2017 Landscape Expo in Long Beach, CA (October 4-5, 2017) and sharing its sustainable living walls portfolio. The Long Beach Landscape Expo is organized by Landscape Communications and gathers commercial landscape professionals from across the region. This tradeshow is designed specifically for California's leading landscape professionals to network, explore innovative products and engage attendees through over 60 accredited seminars while optimizing relationship building. The Landscape Expo brings top distributors, nurseries, manufacturers, service providers and suppliers together, creating the best opportunity to experience California's landscaping industry at one event.
Meet Filtrexx at the 2017 Long Beach Landscape Expo
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
October 4-5, 2017
2017 Long Beach Landscape Expo Website
A Landscape Contractor's Guide to Watershed Management
Craig Kolodge, Ph.D., and Jeff Ziegenbein
October 4, 2017, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
October 5, 2017, 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
The use of compost-based solutions for landscaping is not new. The value and importance of recycled organics, especially compost, has increased over the past decade due to a renewed focus on sustainability, recycling and socially responsible behaviors. Sustainable Best Management Practices (SBMP's) are described as management practices utilizing natural, biologically-based organic materials that are locally sourced and processed, carbon neutral, easily recycled for future use, produced with minimal energy and have a low life cycle cost. The purpose of this course is to educate landscape professionals on new applications that deploy composted organics in practical and creative ways to deliver ecosystem services that include but are not limited to improved water quality and conservation, increased wildlife habitat, reduced heat island effect, storm water volume management, lowered costs for erosion control and increased carbon sequestration. Landscapers, by mimicking nature and working closer with natural cycles, can save money and differentiate themselves from their competition.
About Craig Kolodge, Ph.D., CPESC, QISP
Dr. Craig Kolodge is a board member of the Association of Compost Producers (ACP) in California and the West Coast Regional Director of Business and Field Development for Filtrexx International, a pioneer in the use of locally recycled organics for creating environmentally sustainable solutions with a special focus on erosion and sediment control and Low Impact Development/Green Infrastructure. Dr. Kolodge is the former academic advisor/plant pathologist and county director/superintendent for the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and the Agriculture & Natural Resources Research and Extension Center in Santa Clara county.