Cedar Grove LA-CES Event

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 complimentary lunch, product samples, soil analytical data, and experts to answer technical compost, soil, and mulch questions. Register for a class now.

 

The Mountaineers Club - 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Thursday, March 29th, 2018 From 8:00 am – 4:00 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

Agenda

  • 8:00 – 9:00: Complimentary breakfast with informal Q & A on compost, soil and specifications.
  • 9:00 – 10:00: What Research on Green Infrastructure (Bioretention) Soils Is Telling Us About Landscape Soils—or Not -  By Howard Stenn, Stenn Design
  • 10:15 – 11:15: The Sustainable (SITES®) Initiative™: Overview, Certification and SITES AP   – By Vaughn B Rinner, PLA, FASLA, SITES AP, Immediate Past President of the American Society of Landscape Architects
  • 11:30 – 12:30: Keynote/ Complimentary Lunch - The importance of returning organic matter to the land to maintain fertility — in gardens and on farms. – By David R. Montgomery, UW Professor of Geomorphology, Author of “Growing a Revolution” and “The Hidden Half of Nature”
  • 12:30-1:00: Break/Open House
  • 1:15 – 2:15: SITES Section 4 – Soil + Vegetation and the role of the Soil Management Plan throughout design, construction and maintenance phases of a SITES project – By Vaughn B Rinner, PLA, FASLA, SITES AP, Immediate Past President of the American Society of Landscape Architects
  • 2:30 – 3:30: What Research on Green Infrastructure (Bioretention) Soils Is Telling Us About Landscape Soils—or Not -  By Howard Stenn, Stenn Design (repeat)
  • 3:30 – 4:00: Soils Open House - informal Q & A on compost, soil and specifications.

LA CES Certified Classes

We are hosting three, hour-long LA CES Certified Classes taught by Howard Stenn (Stenn Design) and Vaughn B Rinner, PLA, FASLA, SITES AP.  Each class is $20/per person.  Howard’s AM class is repeated for the afternoon session.  The classes count for 1 PDH in Health, Safety and Welfare each. 

Register for a class.

9:00 – 10:00:

 What Research on Green Infrastructure (Bioretention) Soils Is Telling Us About Landscape Soils—or Not.:  By Howard Stenn, Stenn Design

1 PDH, HSW     $20/per person

Presentation Abstract:

Soil mixes formulated to both filter and manage concentrated flows of stormwater in bioretention facilities are finding many applications in the Pacific NorthWET. Trial and error in landscapes and laboratories has yielded some recipes for success, as well as both real and not so important challenges. We will review how these experiences can be applied to specifying and applying both specialized Green Infrastructure Soils and in general landscapes, and try to answer your questions.

 

10:15 – 11:15:

 The Sustainable (SITES®) Initiative™: Overview, Certification and SITES AP :  by Vaughn B Rinner, PLA, FASLA, SITES AP

1 PDH, HSW     $20/per person

Presentation Abstract:

 This session will include an overview of ecosystem services and the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES) rating system.  It will cover the foundation and goals of the rating system as well as the framework for certification. The presentation will include a review of the sections and a look at the certification process with real project examples. Also included will be a review of the SITES AP examination and designation. Lastly the presentation covers how to make the case for SITES with clients.

 

1:15 – 2:15: 

 SITES Section 4 – Soil + Vegetation and the role of the Soil Management Plan throughout design, construction and maintenance phases of a SITES project – By Vaughn B Rinner, PLA, FASLA, SITES AP

1 PDH, HSW     $20/per person

Presentation Abstract:

 This session will include an overview of SITES Section 4 – Soil + Vegetation with an emphasis on the role of the Soil Management Plan throughout design, construction and maintenance phases of a SITES project.  The presentation will stress the importance of providing healthy soils with complex living systems in successful landscape architecture projects, including a summary of the particular issues encountered in urban soils and an overview of the design of soils to function in specialized urban conditions.  The importance of creating a “sponge city” will be emphasized, leading into Howard’s green infrastructure presentation.

 

2:30 - 3:30: (Repeat)

What Research on Green Infrastructure (Bioretention) Soils Is Telling Us About Landscape Soils—or Not:  By Howard Stenn, Stenn Design

1 PDH, HSW     $20/per person

Presentation Abstract:

Soil mixes formulated to both filter and manage concentrated flows of stormwater in bioretention facilities are finding many applications in the Pacific NorthWET. Trial and error in landscapes and laboratories has yielded some recipes for success, as well as both real and not so important challenges. We will review how these experiences can be applied to specifying and applying both specialized Green Infrastructure Soils and in general landscapes, and try to answer your questions. 

Tickets & RSVP

Tickets for Classes:

Click 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.  If you’re not sure but would like to join us, drop by any time.

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