The Biochar Revolution for Gardeners!

GreenSteaders - Mountain View, California

We're pleased to announce a South Bay Area Gardeners Biochar Class! It will be given by an expert in this area: Paul Taylor, PhD, author of "The biochar revolution". Paul Taylor is a physicist who researches and presents on biochar and climate change. He has presented in international biochar conferences in Australia, US and Brazil and is a presenter for Beyond Zero Emissions (100% renewable energy).

Biochar is simply charcoal, specially made and infused with ordinary live compost, so it is ready to go into farm and garden soil. Biochar has amazing benefits for both growing, and the environment. It greatly reduces the amount of water and fertilizers needed, and it makes plants healthier, stronger and more nutritious. Biochar also takes carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, and locks it into the soil for thousands of years, becoming one of the most powerful and important aids in the fight against climate change.

During the workshop participants will learn:

* the multiple benefits of biochar * how agriculture could help the climate * how to build simple devices to make biochar * making biochar/compost/mineral blends * applying biochar to enhance soil fertility * biochar in vermiponics, hydroponics, aquaponics * financial benefits of biochar

The class will be divided into two sections (plus lunch): * 11am - 1pm - Biochar Presentation + Q & A Session * 1pm - 2pm - Lunch * 2pm - 5pm - Workshop

Participation in only one section is fine. If you plan to make your own stove at the workshop let us know during registration and we will send you a list of required materials.

More information and to reserve your spot:

Date: Nov 18, 2012
Start Time:11:00 AM
End Time:5:00 PM
Organized by:GreenSteaders, Charles Street Community Gardens
Address: 433 Charles Street, Sunnyvale, CA
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone:650 265 7324
Email: Email Us