Biochar Comes To Town

BIOCHAR is coming to Georgetown, for the first time that we’re aware of, in a FREE class at Monument Market this Wednesday, August 21, at 5:30 pm.

The presentation is by Patrick Van Haren of Microbial Earth Farms, a familiar soils expert in many of the Market’s wonderful free classes.

Biochar is a charcoal produced using a simple kiln process in a practice believed to be at least 2,000 years old. Used as a soil amendment, biochar offers numerous benefits including increased soil fertility and plant production, and improved water and nutrient retention.

There’s a lot of information now available on biochar – see the International Biochar Initiative and Peter Hirst’s seminal video on how to make biochar.

But the fun aspect comes from Biochar Bob, a young intern traveling the world to introduce us to the humans and farms already using Biochar to great effect.

Take a look at this short video clip. Grab ahold of some of Bob’s enthusiasm for the miracle of Biochar – and we’ll see you at the class on Wednesday!

The Monument Market as we all know is on the 6th Street, south side of Monument Cafe at 500 S. Austin Ave.

ps.. Stay tuned to the Georgetown GreenWorks Facebook page and we’ll post some more Biochar videos and links this week!