Craig M. Kolodge

Craig M. Kolodge

Craig M. Kolodge

Speaker/Workshop Instructor | San Pasqual Valley Soils (Association of Compost Producers)

Escondido, CA |

Dr. Kolodge is the former academic advisor, field plant pathologist and director for the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and the Bay Area Research and Extension Center in Santa Clara county. Dr. Kolodge participated in the City of San Jose’s green waste utilization program focused on re-purposing recycled organics to deliver agricultural and ecosystem benefits. Dr. Kolodge currently serves on the Board of Directors for California’s Association of Compost Producers (ACP) and is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and a Trainer of Record (ToR) for California’s Storm Water Industrial General Permit. He resides in San Diego county and is currently the Business Development and Sustainability Manager for San Pasqual Valley Soils in Escondido where he consults and is responsible for developing new markets for compost and recycled organics including Sustainable Management Practices (SMP’s) focused on urban regenerative agriculture, storm water management, post-fire mitigation, land conservation/restoration.

Session Code: D5 (&E5)

Track: California (with Use track)

Session Name: Compost Market Dynamics in California

Session Time: Thursday, Jan 26, 11:00 – 12:30 PM

Presentation Title: SB1383’s Last Mile: The Logistics and Challenges in Utilizing, Delivering and Applying Compost & Mulch

Presentation Summary: This presentation will be focused on what is typically called “the last mile” in the journey recycled organics travel from collection and processing to the actual utilization, delivery and application of finished products. SB1383 primary goal is to divert organics from landfills to reduce greenhouse gases which begs the question, just where will these organics be diverted to and how will it get there and be applied. The logisitcs, strategies and challenges involved in completing this last mile will be discussed with a summary of the current state of the industry and what additional work still needs to be done for the successful implementation of SB1383.

Workshop Time: Tuesday, January 24, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Workshop Title: SB 1383 Procurement Workshop–Connecting Jurisdictions, Farmers and the Compost Industry

Workshop Description: The process of getting compost onto the field requires cooperation between industry actors, a range of application machinery, compliance with local and regional regulations, and money to pay for every step of the process. This workshop brings together experts in compost application through the whole value cycle, from generation, compost producers, and the important segment of applying compost to meet a variety of local compost specifications.