Lunchtime Learning: Soil Properties, Climate Change and Bloom Applications

Date: April 29, 2021 Time: 12:30-1:30 1.0 PDH/HSW

Join Bloom and the American Society for Landscape Architects (ASLA) Baltimore Chapter for a webinar on April 29th to learn how to use organic amendments to create sustainable landscape sites, and to improve soil quality, manage drought, storm water, and erosion, as well as how to specify organic amendments and topsoil.

Healthy soil is the foundation of successful landscapes. Soil restoration is at the core of ASLA’s Sustainable Sites Initiative, because it is essential for water conservation, climate protection, storm water management, and human and wildlife habitat.

With a changing climate, the modification of topsoil and soil improvement specifications are key to long-term site management.

This presentation will provide technical and practical data, as well as specifications for the use of Bloom in traditional landscaping and non-traditional “green infrastructural” applications.

It will provide practical techniques for:

• Complying with soil BMPs

• Protecting existing soil and vegetation

• Using organic soil amendments effectively

• Understanding how to specify and inspect soil and organic soil amendments

About the Presenter

Ron Alexander, President of R. Alexander Associates, has over 35 years experience in composting and organics recycling, having worked with over 200 composting and organics recycling facilities nationally and internationally, including DC Water, the creator of Bloom. He is a writer, trainer and instructor certified with the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System. Register Here