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.
Mercer Island Community & Center - 8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 From 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
We are hosting two, hour-long LA CES Certified Classes taught by Howard Stenn (Stenn Design) and Kyle Bair (Soiltest Lab). 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.
9:00 – 10:00 OR 1:30 - 2:30:
Green Infrastructure and Planting Soil Quality Assurance: Specifications and Inspections to Improve Success By Howard Stenn, Stenn Design
1 PDH, HSW $20/per person
Specifying the proper soil for specific project conditions is often critical for successful landscapes, especially when the media is expected to manage difficult hydrologic conditions or concentrated flows typical in Green Infrastructure (GIS) projects. Experience shows that GIS and other soil specifications often include unnecessary qualities or test requirements, while essential steps to ensure proper site preparation, soil acceptance and installation are ignored. This session will look at what parameters are important to cover in specifications, and how installation methods and post installation site conditions can impact project success. This includes real world examples of projects gone bad—or just temporarily off track.
10:15 – 11:15:
Deep Understanding of Soil Testing Methods: understanding the process used in soil analysis can give increased context and insight that will allow for better decision making - by Kyle Bair, Soiltest Lab
1 PDH, HSW $20/per person
Understanding soil analysis reports to use for contractor specifications can be complex and intimidating. By understanding the process used in soil analysis, an increased amount of context and insight can be gained to be used for decision making. Sample handling, nutrient extraction, and other physical and chemical properties that are obtained through laboratory analysis will be explained in detail. Furthermore, certain critical tests will be explained in terms of development, execution, laboratory and method variability, QA/QC protocols, etc.
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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.