Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Note return to our regular time)
House + Earth, 1214 West 6th Street, Austin, Texas, Suite 120, 78703 (map) (Note slightly different address. H+E has moved to the eastern side of the retail center. Turn right one driveway sooner than previously – At the big Julian Gold sign.)
Guest presenters: Patrick Van Haren of Microbial Earth and Jeff Wallin of The Biochar Company
Interest in Biochar is growing rapidly because of its unique ability to sequester carbon while improving plant/tree performance. Biochar holds the promise of being able to:
increase the ability of soil to hold more nutrients, making plants stronger, healthier and more nutritious.
contribute baseload renewable electricity to complement peak solar and wind production;
reduce methane and nitrogen emissions from intensive livestock operations, landfills, and composting operations;
improve the holding of nutrients (increased fertilizer value) and water in the soil, meaning less run-off and erosion.
remain in the soil for up to 1,000 years as a fixed carbon source.
bind toxic elements in the soil, making our food and trees less toxic.