SCFS Mtg “Biochar” Thurs, Oct 13@7pm

Ever heard of Biochar? It is a type of charcoal used as a soil amendment with a wealth of potential.

This month’s Snohomish County fruit Society’s speaker, Norm Baker, says…
Biochar is going to play an incredibly important role in our future. There are three different areas of our economy culture and lifestyle where it will be important.
-First, it will be involved in renewable energy from biomass.
-Second, it will also be involved in improving soil fertility and reclaiming depleted agricultural soils around the world. It can even improve the best of our modern organic soils for agriculture and gardening.
-Third, it is slowly becoming apparent that biochar is the most efficient, most effective and most direct way to combat global warming.

Norm Baker received a BS, MS, and PhD in entomology and ecology. He has been a practicing environmentalist his entire adult life and has had a number of jobs and careers throughout his life. Currently he is  a member of the Executive Committee of the North Olympic group of the Sierra Club and has been since its inception seven years ago. One of the issues he works on is biochar.

This meeting of the Snohomish County Fruit Society (SCFS) is Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7pm at the Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402 2nd Street, Snohomish, WA 98290. SCFS is a chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society (WCFS) The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited. For further information, email or call 206-427-4279. A brief business meeting will precede the speaker.

Snohomish County Fruit Society
A Chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society


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