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Biochar Field Day

October 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT

Learn more about biochar! Hosted by Rachael Ryan of Backyard Farms, the field day workshop and demonstration will provide basic information on:

  • What is biochar?
  • How can it be used in gardening and farming?
  • How to make your own biochar from your own yard waste
  • The history of biochar from the use of Terra Preta 2,500 years ago in the Amazon Basin to modern regenerative agriculture practices
  • The ecology of biochar and wildfires in the desert Southwest
  • The process of making biochar (biomass torrefaction pyrolysis)
  • Biochar as a soil amendment to increase soil moisture storage,  promote beneficial soil microorganisms, and induce resistance to fungal diseases and improve plant responses to soil borne pathogens
  • Using biochar to fight climate change by sequestering carbon in the soil (where it belongs!)

The event is followed by a free meal for participants.


October 30
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT


Urban Agriculture Demonstration Site
1809 El Paseo Road
Las Cruces, NM 88001 United States

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