News & Events

Maryland’s Secretary of Agriculture Tours Blue Plains

January 17, 2024|Categories: News|

Bloom had the honor and pleasure of hosting Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Kevin Atticks and Director of Government Relations Rachel Jones this month for a comprehensive tour and discussion at DC Water's Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. The leaders were impressed with and supportive of Bloom's work to provide

MANTS 2024: Big Love to all of Bloom’s Friends & Fans

January 17, 2024|Categories: News|

A big thank you to everyone who visited Bloom at the MANTS 2024 show last week -- especially to those who played dress-up with us! Visitors posed with signs counting the ways and reasons they love Bloom, including handmade signs declaring "because it spreads like butter!" and "because we want

Customer of the Month: Brian Bauer

January 17, 2024|Categories: News|

Thanks to Brian Bauer of Severna Park, Maryland, for sending in these incredible before and after shots of his backyard (looks like Barbie's dreamhouse got a dream lawn too)! Brian says, "I have used other compost products in the past and Bloom blows the results away. My grass is greener

Bloom Hosts PFAS Presentation in Hughesville January 24, 2024

January 17, 2024|Categories: News|

Confused about what you’ve been reading and hearing about PFAS and biosolids? Join Bloom January 24, at the American Legion in Hughesville, MD, for a candid and informative discussion to answer questions and address concerns. Space is limited; RSVP here by Jan. 21. A light breakfast will be served. The

Odor Experiment Concludes Bloom is On Par with Soil Amendment Alternatives

January 17, 2024|Categories: News|

Bloom is often asked about its odor characteristics, which is a somewhat subjective matter. With the assistance of Maryland Environmental Service (MES), Bloom recently gathered soil amendments commonly used in the agricultural and landscaping community to compare odor profiles in a more systematic and objective manner. This process included a

DC Natives Uses Bloom for Pollinator Garden

November 24, 2023|Categories: News|

Thank you to DC Natives for sharing this photo and account of their experience using Bloom! In their words: "For the first time, DC Natives used Bloom in an installation of a beautiful pollinator garden for a beautiful Hillcrest family. We also used it for other Ward 8 pollinator gardens

Customer of the Month: Chevy Chase Club

November 24, 2023|Categories: News|

Thanks to Michael Gildea, Garden and Grounds Manager for the Chevy Chase Club, for giving Bloom a tour of its historic grounds, when we snapped this photo of a 1914 American elm mulched with Bloom. Gildea's staff used Bloom in several areas on the CCC's picturesque grounds, including the golf

DC Master Gardeners Tour Blue Plains

November 24, 2023|Categories: News|

Bloom was excited to welcome a group of DC Master Gardeners and Naturalists to Blue Plains this month, planting seeds for future collaborations with local community and school gardens. The MGs were so excited for the opportunity that the tour filled up within an hour of the announcement, so we

Fore! Bloom on the Greens at Andrews Air Force Base

October 27, 2023|Categories: News|

For Ben Ellis, superintendent of the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base, Bloom was a lifesaver at his previous assignment, the Golf Club at Fort Belvoir: getting turf to grow on two holes devoid of any topsoil. “We had ten acres with zero topsoil and had to essentially grow