Sonoma Biochar Initiative hosted the 2012 US Biochar Conference
For more on their work visit the SonomaBiocharInitiative.org website.
Farm & tour notes: vegetable farm, free range eggs, green string institute featuring permaculture and beyond. Farm is located on corner of Old Adobe Road and Stage Gulch Road just outside of Petaluma Community on flanks of Sonoma Mountain, Hutchinson Creek. Farm originally developed by Bob Cannard and Fred Cline (Cline Vineyards). Farm has large barn (shade), good place with chairs for discussion after brief walking tour.
What will be covered: farm & institute concept, strategy and impetus on building soil, candidate site for biochar field trials, future demos and workshops. RCD staff attending- Jason Sweeney, watershed coordinator.
Misja Nuyttens, farm manager
3571 Old Adobe Road, Petaluma, CA 94954