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.
Register for the upcoming USBI BIOCHAR 2018 Conference:
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 Email Updates
- Public Workshop on the California 2030 Natural and Working Lands Climate Change Implementation Plan
News from CBA Members:
5/5/18 Butte College BIOCHAR R&D Team and Friends:
Executive Director, Sustainable Community Development Institute (SCDI)
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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