Dr. K In The News

Dr. K In The News

Check in here for compost and mulch news stories from the San Diego County area. Dr. K is on a mission to share his compost and mulch best practices knowledge and expertise through training sessions, demonstrations and webinars. See what he has been up to…

Dr. K exhibits at ‘Graze at the Fields’ event April 14, 2023

SPVSoils Exhibit Table | Graze at the Fields 2023
SD County Supervisor Joel Anderson Certificate of Recognition | SPVSoils
SPVSoils Exhibit | Graze at the Fields 2023

Dr. K had a great time attending ‘Graze at the Fields’ in Carlsbad Friday evening featuring locally grown food and beverages from the San Diego agricultural community. He brought a selection of our products to display at the SPVSoils exhibit table and was thrilled to see many of our customers that stopped by to chat! He appreciated the opportunity to visit with attendees, thank customers for their patronage, talk healthy soil, and hand out SPVSoils pens. The sold-out event was hosted by the San Diego County Farm Bureau and the Carlsbad Flower Fields and it was well-supported by many local business sponsors. During the event, Supervisor Joel Anderson from the County of San Diego, presented Dr. K with a Certificate of Recognition to acknowledge SPVsoils support of ‘farm to table connections” and a ‘vibrant agricultural scene’. We appreciate the recognition and are proudly displaying the certificate in our sales office. If you missed it this year, plan on getting tickets early for next year’s event so you too can enjoy the outdoor ‘grazing’ experience put together by local businesses. There was a lot of amazing locally prepared food, wine, and beer at the event and fun was had by all!

Compost and Mulch Demonstration and Training Session March 28, 2023

Dr. K conducted a compost and mulch training session for the City of Chula Vista, City of San Diego, and County of San Diego on March 28th. In his presentation, he shared best management practices and techniques for optimizing compost and mulch use. Attendees learned about top dressing turf and how to use compost blankets and socks to stabilize slopes, manage storm water, and control erosion. Demonstrations of the products in use were provided during this well attended event.

Featured Speaker and Workshop Instructor for
SB 1383 Pathways to Success! Building the Final Link in the Circular Organics Economy“ at US Composting Council’s Compost2023 Conference


Dr. K was a Featured Speaker and Workshop Instructor for the “SB 1383 Procurement Workshop: Building the Final Link in the Circular Organics Economy” at US Composting Council’s Compost2023 Conference in Ontario, CA the week of January 24, 2023.

Compost2023 is the largest compost industry conference in the world that advances everything related to compost to benefit the environment and society. Dr. K’s workshop provides training and direction to industry professionals in order to become Healthy Soil Practitioners in compliance with SB 1383. The multi-phase workshop is hosted by the California Chapter of the American Association of Compost Producers, of which Dr. K is a member, and includes other instructors. A field trip to Cal Poly Pomona for healthy soil activities and presentations that feature a variety of application tools is also included.

Dr. K has a wealth of knowledge and expertise that makes him a compost industry leader and we are pleased to have him on the SPV Soil’s Team!