Growing Healthy Soils & Communities with Biochar at Sammamish Valley Farm
Biochar is a highly beneficial form of charcoal that is created by heating organic material at high temperatures with low oxygen exposure. This process sequesters carbon which is preserved in soil for thousands of years. The end result: clean energy, healthy soil with increased fertility, reduced risk of water table contamination, and heightened agricultural productivity.
These two-day workshops will be offered in the fall and spring, so feel free to join us at either of the sessions!
November 17-18 or April 27-28
Each will engage participants in three main activities:
1. Harvesting biomass such as reed canary grass and black berry cane as fuel for the production of biochar.
2. Instruction on biochar science and technology as well as building and operating simple biochar stoves.
3. Hands-on activities to incorporate your final biochar product into the soil at our 6 acre farmstead.
We are working to apply biochar practices utilizing invasive species that are already in abundance on our site. The efficient repurposing of these organic materials has the potential to enhance the soil for both rural farmlands and urban community gardens. This process is the means by which we fulfill our core purpose/; to support community education around sustainable farmstead practices.
Register online at http://biocharfall2012workshop.eventbrite.com/. $25 registration fee.
Feel free to e-mail us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. The fall workshop is coming up shortly, RSVP now so you don't miss out!
Nov 17, 2012 06:00 PM
Nov 19, 2012 12:00 AM
|Where||Sammamish Valley Farm 16215 140th Place Northeast Woodinville, WA 98072|
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