June Sierra Permaculture Guild Meeting

Permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems.  Join us at the next Sierra Permaculture Guild meeting for a special presentation on…

Biochar & Wood Gas: Waste Wood for Soil Fertility, Energy Production, Carbon Sequestration & Fire Safety

The Sierra Nevada foothills are abundant with woody biomass that is a potential hazard when located near structures and communities. Rather than treating this resource as a waste, we can easily convert it into energy, soil amendment, and other useful products using simple, low-cost, and time-tested technologies.

In this talk by permaculture designer Paul Racko, you will learn about the many diverse benefits of Biochar/Terra Preta and wood gasification. With the effects of peak oil, climate change, and global economic instability becoming an everyday reality, find out how we can return fertility to our soils, generate energy at home and municipal scales, create fire-safe zones, reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide contributing to global climate change, and create meaningful, productive jobs in our bioregion. Farmers, alternative energy enthusiasts, foresters, homesteaders, welders, public works officials, entrepreneurs and engineers are especially welcome to attend this paradigm-shifting discussion.

Also: Spring Veggie Start swap. Bring your surplus veggie starts to swap or give-away. Share the abundance!

Always free and open to the public — donations gratefully accepted.

Anyone interested in permaculture, sustainable design, ecological agriculture, peak oil, relocalization and related topics is encouraged to attend and participate. Bring your questions, ideas, stories, and visions of how permaculture can help us bridge the transition as we co-create sustainable homesteads, communities and livelihoods.

Saturday, June 12, 2010
2:30pm gathering & networking
3:00pm meeting start/presentations

In the YoGarage at Willow Springs
29085 State Highway 49
North San Juan, CA 95960

Site phone: (530) 292-3463
Web: http://willowspringsnsj.org/wp

Seating is limited. Please bring a mat, pillow, or folding chair to sit on.

For Sierra Permaculture Guild information, please contact Paul Racko at (530)613-4181

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