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Erosion Control Workshops for Local Government: 2008-09

Videos: Using Compost for Municipal Landscape and Environmental Enhancement

All presentations from the City of San Juan Capistrano workshop (held May 21, 2009) were videotaped and can be viewed here (with transcripts provided upon request). Many of the presentations are similar to those given at other workshops. Slide presentations are also available.

Video: Workshop Welcome Workshop Welcome. Ziad Mazboudi, environmental division manager for the City of San Juan Capistrano, welcomes participants to the workshop and sets the stage for the day. (WMV, 0:45)

 

Video: Workshop Introduction Introduction. Compost in Context. Danielle Aslam with the California Integrated Waste Management Board (now known as the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery or CalRecycle) gives a brief overview of the efforts taken by the Board to reduce the amount of organics entering landfills. (WMV, 04:20)

 

Video: Compost 101. What is Compost? Compost 101: What is Compost? Composting Biology and Core Principals. Dr. David Crohn, associate professor and UC Extension resource conservation specialist with the University of California, Riverside, addresses the question, “What is compost?” and provides an overview of composting methods. Dr. Crohn explains the importance of thermophillic processes for reduced conversion time, pathogen reduction, and nutrient recycling. Additionally, he makes an important distinction between types of compost uses. (WMV, 38:47)

 

Video: Compost Use for Landscape and Environmental Enhancement Compost Use for Landscape and Environmental Enhancement. Janet Hartin, UC Cooperative Extension advisor, describes compost's benefits and uses for landscaping and environmental enhancement and mentions the Compost Use for Landscape and Environmental Enhancement Manual, which workshop participants received, that she co-authored with Dr. David Crohn. (WMV, 24:50)

 

Video: Environmental Benefits of Compost Use Plant/Soil and Environmental Benefits of Compost Use. Ron Alexander, a consultant with R. Alexander Associates, Inc., speaks about the plant and soil benefits of compost use that have been proven through both research and field experience and how these benefits can reduce maintenance costs. (WMV, 52:51)

 

Video: Environmental Applications for Compost, Caltrans Specifications, and Creative Specifying for Cost Savings Landscaping/Environmental Applications for Compost, Caltrans Compost Specifications, and Creative Specifying for Cost Savings. Ron Alexander, a consultant with R. Alexander Associates, Inc., presents a variety of compost applications, application rates and product specifications, as well as methods to specify compost for cost savings. (WMV, 53:37)

 

Video: Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance. Julie Saare-Edmonds with the Department of Water Resources discusses the State's model water efficient landscape ordinance and presents examples of water efficient landscapes. (WMV, 24:23)

 

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