Evolution of the Living Wall: How Vegetated Wall Systems Have Become a Designer's Green Dream

By David Franklin, Filtrexx International

Wednesday, September 28th ~ 8:30 - 10:00 AM

David Franklin, Filtrexx International

Course Description:

This course will cover the suite of compost-based practices that should be in every landscaper’s toolbox:
1. Compost blankets for erosion control and vegetation establishment
2. Compost filter socks for sediment removal at construction sites
3. Compost socks for removing pollutants in stormwater runoff at industrial facilities such as nurseries, supply houses and contractor yards
4. A full line of engineered retaining walls utilizing compost grow socks for streambank or urban settings


David Franklin is a nationwide presenter, international consultant and award-winning landscape professional with over 35 years experience in the Green Industry, including 25 years in the landscaping, erosion control and water quality sectors. He has worked on stormwater and erosion control issues as a consultant, specifier, SWPPP writer/manager, contractor and inspector on projects including vineyards, mines & quarries, river restoration, freeway & railroad and home construction.

Mr. Franklin has developed and/or delivered numerous stormwater classes to the public and private sector including Caltrans (California Department of Transportation) personnel in Design, Construction and Landscape Architecture divisions, the 24hr Caltrans stormwater course to contractors working on Caltrans’ projects as well as certification courses for California’s Construction and Industrial General Permits.

David has volunteered on community and sustainability projects in the Galapagos and the Amazon. His personal hobbies and interests include organic vegetable gardening, honeybees, playing handball like a maniac and songwriting competitions.

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