CBA News

If you haven’t yet seen the great film Dirt Rich which profiles some of our good friends (Josiah Hunt, David Morell, Bob Wells) you can stream it for free here through October 12th.
After that deadline you can purchase it here:  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/passelandepictures


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Biochar Field Day

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP), in cooperation with the University of California at David,  recently held a well attended Biochar Field Day near Winters, California.

The event brought together researchers, industry representatives and other interested stakeholders to discuss the feasibility of biochar use in agroecosystems. Presentations highlighted research, showcased available resources, and provided up-to-date information on biochar use in California agriculture. CBA was well represented with a number of members in attendance and a poster presentation was given on CBA’s mission and goals. Members attending were Steve Fehrer from Butte College, Grant Sheve from Oregon Biochar Solutions, Sophia Pant from Butte College, Michael Maguire from the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, Thor Bailey, Green Carbon Nexus, David Morell and Raymond Baltar from Sonoma Ecology Center, Kevin Foley from Premier Mushrooms, and Bob Norman.

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State of California Natural and Working Lands Sector

GHG Reductions and Carbon Sequestration Goals for California’s Forests, Rangelands, Wetlands, and Farms

Natural and Working Lands

 

Stay Informed

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News from CBA Members:

5/5/18  Butte College BIOCHAR R&D Team and Friends:

We had a great Biochar Lab day today at Butte College, preparing the BOG Biochar/Soil pot-test with BOG soil and biochar to be run through the Summer of 2018.
This is just a quick notice with some pictures to let you know that the long planned experiment has been started. We will publish an initial report on the experiment design and preparations. The intent is to locate the test-pots at BOG over the summer for monitoring soil moisture levels in the test-pots with various amounts of biochar cover in comparison to undisturbed in-situ soil with the same surface treatments and under the same weather exposures.
The experiment is on its way!
Great job today, BIOCHAR Team!
Stephen I. Feher
Executive Director, Sustainable Community Development Institute (SCDI)
Associate Faculty, Engineering and Technical Director, Biochar R&D Projects at Butte College
Tel: (530)872-1403
Cell: (530)327-8355
Email: sifeher@scdinstitute.orgfeherst@butte.edu

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I have found this Biochar Network Twitter feed to have some great links to biochar activities around the world.  Check it out. Raymond Baltar

https://twitter.com/Biocharnetwork?t=1&cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjc18y&refsrc=email&iid=dd557ed7079e422c98147001b85bb684&uid=2426138166&nid=244+272699405