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!