Join us for a modern twist on the ancient technique of improving soil with charred wood, or Bio-Char. Learn the “new” technique organic gardeners and Permaculturists the world over are finally catching on to. We will review the history, science, and modern methodology. Each participant will receive a course guide with an overview of the presentation and detailed explanations on how to build their own device. By the end of this workshop you will understand how Bio-Char is made and how it can improve the health of your soil for decades to come.
Lucas DiGia – Project Grow Community Gardens
Lucas DiGia is a local food’s activist that sees community gardening as a gateway to the larger principles of Permaculture, land stewardship, and healthy living. As president of the board of Project Grow Community Gardens, he works hard to promote sustainable gardening practices in our community and create partnerships with other organizations that support the mission of Project Grow: To provide the space, education, and inspiration to make organic gardening accessible to all. Lucas is also a musical performer, using his talents to promote community gardening and healthy living in schools through Rap For Food http://www.rapforfood.org