COMPOSTING & ORGANICS ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI PRESENTS FREE WORKSHOP
Composting and Organics Association of Missouri (COAM) is holding a free workshop for landscape architects and contractors: Soil Specifications and Management with a Changing Climate. The workshop, presented by Ron Alexander, will discuss in detail how to best specify topsoil and compost and how to specify their usage in future projects. Key parameters to include in topsoil and compost specifications will be reviewed as well as practical applications of both. Additionally, this workshop will also review regional and other specifications for the use of compost in bioretention soils and rooftop garden media. Finally, the workshop will illustrate how recycled organic products - compost and mulch - can be used to create and manage soils and improve plant growth.
- Evaluation and writing topsoil and compost specifications
- Bioretention and rooftop media
- Managing soil health with compost and mulch usage
2 CEU’s – LACES approved speakers by ASLA – Lunch provided
Missouri Botanical Garden
651 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110
November 15, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
Register through COAM
The Composting and Organics Association of Missouri is a non-profit corporation of public and private organizations and individuals dedicated to increasing the quality, value and usage of recycled organics in Missouri by providing education, information and resources and promoting activities and legislation that build healthy soils, benefit people and minimize negative environmental impacts.
ABOUT RON ALEXANDER
Ron Alexander has over 30 years experience in composting and organics recycling. He was instrumental in drafting AASHTO specs for compost blankets, berms and socks and working with state DOT’s on the adoption of AASHTO specs across the US. These specifications were the first nationally approved compost standards for erosion control and have served as a blue print for many subsequent standard specs for compost in erosion and sediment control. Ron has also helped to secure funding and coordinate university research and project implementation for compost blanket, sock performance and flood control applications with WRAP in the UK. Ron is the Nation’s most experienced compost marketing consultant, completed over 400 related consulting projects, worked with over 200 composting and organics recycling facilities throughout North America and the World and has written over 300 papers and presentations.