Open House Hosted by Cedar Grove
Please join Cedar Grove for an open house designed to cover the range of soils available for use in landscape and construction applications. Our program features LA CES certified courses, a lunch presentation on composting and manufacturing soils, product samples, soil analytical data, and experts to answer technical questions.
The Foundry, 4130 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134
Thursday, March 12th, 2015
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
All-day Open House
Certified LA CES Courses
Complimentary refreshments, breakfast, lunch, and small bites
Product Samples & Analytical Data
Compost & Soil Experts to Answer Technical Questions
8:00 – 9:00: Complimentary breakfast with informal Q & A on compost, soil and specifications.
9:00 – 10:00: Specifying Topsoils and Organic Soil Amendments: Get What You Want and Need by Howard Stenn, Stenn Design
10:15 – 11:15: Soil and Stormwater Connection: Washington’s Soils for Salmon Initiative Leads to Best Practices for Soil Protection and Restoration by David McDonald, SPU
12:00 – 1:00: Complimentary Lunch with presentation Compost, Soils and Specifications.
1:30 – 2:30: Specifying Topsoils and Organic Soil Amendments: Get What You Want and Need by Howard Stenn, Stenn Design
2:45 – 3:45: Soil and Stormwater Connection: Washington’s Soils for Salmon Initiative Leads to Best Practices for Soil Protection and Restoration by David McDonald, SPU
4:00 – 5:00: Small bites and refreshments with informal Q & A on compost, soil and specifications.
LA CES Certified Classes
We are hosting two hour-long LA CES Certified Classes taught by Howard Stenn (Stenn Deisgn) and David McDonald (SPU). Each class is $20/per person and offered twice throughout the day. The classes count for 1 PDH in Health, Safety and Welfare each.
9:00 – 10:00 OR 1:30 - 2:30:
Specifying Topsoils and Organic Soil Amendments: Get What You Want and Need
By Howard Stenn, Stenn Design
1 PDH, HSW $20/per person
Installing good quality soils that are appropriate to project and site needs can make the difference between creating a healthy, trouble-free landscape; or a time- and money-sucking disaster. Unfortunately, attempts to prevent problems by specifying complex requirements and costly testing can cause delays and high costs, without really improving the end result. This class will help participants understand, 1) How to specify good quality composts and soils, 2) Which tests and parameters are most important, and 3) Measures to ensure the approved products are actually provided. Product samples and model specifications will be provided to all participants.
10:15 – 11:15 OR 2:45 - 3:45:
Soil Improvement for Stormwater Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Success
By David McDonald, SPU
1 PDH, HSW $20/per person
Soil and water are connected: healthy soil conserves and filters rainfall resulting in less runoff and cleaner waterways. This class will cover Washington’s soil best practice regulatory requirements, and show how to cost-effectively meet those stormwater requirements on every site, while growing healthier landscapes too. Requirements for general soil amendment with compost, use of bioretention swales (AKA “rain gardens”), and compost erosion control BMPs will be covered, with reference to current specifications, sources, and references to learn more.
Tickets & RSVP
Tickets for Classes:
Download the PDF here to reserve your space in one of the LA CES Classes.
Open House Only:
Just want to visit our complimentary open house and join us for a meal? Email us at RSVP@cgcompost.com with your name, company and expected visiting time.