Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Saturday 1st April 2017
Biochar is produced by heating wood and other carbon products to high temperatures in the absence of oxygen, and then adding the resulting charcoal to soil. It has many uses in agriculture and horticulture, including soil water retention, effluent control, increased fertility, and carbon sequestration. This workshop will go into some of the details of how biochar can be made and used on a domestic or large commercial scale for these benefits.
Your speaker: New Zealand Biochar solutions is a local group established in 2016 to promote the use of biochar for reducing waste, enhancing long-term soil fertility, and sequestering carbon in the Earth where it belongs, rather than in the air where it contributes
to climate change. Don Graves is a soil biologist who has studied biochar extensively.
3 - 5pm
Mapua / Moutere / Motueka
Te Awhina Marae
Pah St, Motueka
Ph. 022 102 3842