Sonoma Biochar Initiative hosted the 2012 US Biochar Conference
For more on their work visit the SonomaBiocharInitiative.org website.
Farm & tour notes: largest certified organic vegetable CSA in county, located adjacent to Sonoma State University and the communities of Rohnert Park, Penngrove, and Santa Rosa. Farm sells wholesale vegetables and free range eggs. Farm tour can include: row crops, new hedgerow planting, greenhouse, farm store. Has restroom in farm store. Has large oak tree near greenhouse which can provide some shade.
What will be covered: potential biochar use, candidate site for biochar operation and use, biochar use and acceptability issues with USDA organic certification, application of biochar in adobe clay soils, recent hedgerow installation and history of environmental enhancement projects provided by USDA cost-share funding under NRCS EQIP (environmental quality incentive program).
Sharon Grossi, owner/farmer
6300 Petaluma Hill Road, Santa Rosa, CA