Biochar: Creating Clean Energy and Building Healthy Soils

Biochar: Creating Clean Energy and Building Healthy Soils

  • posted on: April 26, 2015
  • posted by: 21 Acres
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Working toghether to make Biochar
Making biochar at Morethanafarm, adjacent to 21 Acres
Test plot with biochar
Test plot with biochar

 

 

Morethana farm Greenhouse -- biochar enriches the soil
Morethana farm Greenhouse — biochar enriches the soil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 pm for: Biochar: Creating Clean Energy and Building Healthy Soils. This evening event is part of our Tuesdays at 21 series to foster discussion and community engagement. PreRegister – Only $5.

This presentation will draw on Seattle Biochar Working Group’s (SeaChar.org) Farm Stove Project in Costa Rica to illustrate how biochar technology can increase sustainability in Pacific NW food production. The evening will feature a demonstration of the burning stove and biochar properties as well as an interactive presentation of its use and benefits to gardeners, farmers, and sustainability enthusiasts alike.

Presenters: Art Donnelly, co-founder SeaChar (Seattle Biochar Working Group) and David McInturff, board member SeaChar.

Biochar stove for cooking
Biochar stove for cooking
Biochar workshop in Costa Rica
Biochar workshop in Costa Rica
The unending river of bananas means deforestaion on a vast scale -- making use of biochar more important than ever
The unending river of bananas means deforestaion on a vast scale — making use of biochar more important than ever

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s what is planned for the next two Tuesdays at 21:

May 26th; Seeking Energy Independence

Solar Hot Water, Photovoltaics, Wind Power, and many other ways of harnessing renewable energy to power our lifestyles can be confusing and seem financially out of reach. In this session, we’ll discuss different strategies for channeling into renewable energy, its economics, and even tour an operating photovoltaic (PV) system. Whether you’re doing research on renewable energy, own or lease a PV system, or just want to understand the Pros and Cons beyond the sales pitch – this discussion will surely pique your interest!

June 23rd; From Seed to Table: The Cost of Food

What does it really take to get food from the grower to you, and how does sustainable, conventional, and organic farming differ from each other? As a result of these operations, there’s an impact on the environment, the nutritional quality of the food, and ultimately, us.  These questions and food system processes will be explored by 21 Acres’ own, Matt Keen, RD, as he discusses sustainability and the food system.Watch for more dates and details on coming topics in the series.

Tuesdays at 21 are a nearly-free, crowd-sourced, evening presentation series for the broader Sammamish Valley region hosted monthly at the Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living. The goal of Tuesdays at 21 is to provide community members with a unique opportunity to learn from and to share with people in the interdisciplinary fields within sustainability.

Each Tuesdays at 21 will focus on a particular topic and consist of one to three relevant presentations coordinated by a 21 Acres guide. The presentations will utilize 21 Acres’ building, farm, and practices as inspiration and models for learning. Five bucks at the door will get you in but registration is requested. Doors open at 6:30, presentations start at 7, so arrive a bit early to network and share updates with others interested in good work being done in great workplaces.

For more information about Tuesdays at 21 contact: Aaron Huston, aaron@21acres.org.

 

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