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July 28, 2012 @ 8:00 am - July 29, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
July 28 -29, 2012
with Hugh McLaughlin and Doug Clayton
|Biochar is a name for charcoal when it is used as a soil amendment and carbon sequestration agent.
Its use is inspired by the Terra Preta of the Amazon Basin where islands of rich, fertile soils were created by indigenous people from cooking fires and kitchen middens. These soils continue to hold carbon today and remain highly nutrient richand fertile.
|Mixed with compost, biochar increases soil fertility, reduces the need for fertilizer and watering, helps attract beneficial micro-organisms and builds healthy soils, even the most depleted.
| In this two-day workshop, you will:
- learn the science about why biochar is an emerging technique in the fight against climate change;
- learn how to construct and operate your own biochar making devices;
- understand how biochar helps reduce climate change, increases soil fertility and boosts production of food crops;
- take away supplies to make simple, small devices that can be used at home;
|Hugh McLaughlin, PhD, PE, http://biochar-books.com/TBRDetails lectures widely on biochar production and characterization. He is Director of Biocarbon Research at AlternaBiocarbon,Inc.http://alternabiocarbon.com/
Doug Clayton, came to the multi-functional possibilities of biochar from a permaculture design perspective, which has been his mode of self-employment while homesteading on a land trust in southern NH. He also serves on the board of Biochar Northeast.
Residential housing, meals, tuition & supplies
Early Reg $115 by June 22 $150 thereafter
Commuter meals, tuition & supplies
Early Reg $70 by June 22 $90 thereafter
Contact Kevin Kraft at Lifebridge Foundation