Conference & Events

Soil Specifications and Management with a Changing Climate

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 | 10am-1pm

Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center | 4750 Troost Avenue | Kansas City, MO 64110

Workshop 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

Speaker: Ron Alexander

Ron Alexander is a horticulturist by schooling (studying landscape, turf and fruit/vegetable production) and possesses 35 years of experience working with compost (and other organic recycled products) in landscaping. He has developed both national and state specifications pertaining to the use of compost in landscaping and soil management, and managed the national compost quality program (US Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Program) for 10 years.

FREE TO ATTEND | 2 CEU’s | Lunch Provided | Registration is required

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Presented by The Composting & Organics Association of Missouri

Project Funded by: Missouri Department of Natural Resources | Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District