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Workshop

Soil Dynamics - The Mechanics of Carbon Farming through Management

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Starts On - May 7, 2016 - 9:00am
Ends On - May 7, 2016 - 1:00pm
1030 Lohrman Lane
Petaluma , CA 94952

Join USGBC Redwood Empire for a carbon farming workshop at Live Oak Farm! Jeff Creque, Director of Carbon Cycle Institute and Will Bakx of Sonoma Compost will discuss how you build soil and address climate change from garden to farm. The event will be moderated by Ryan Johnston of the Permaculture Skills Center.

Around 100,000 tons of organics currently are shipped out of Sonoma County. These organics provided 100,000 cubic yards of compost and mulch to our landscape and agricultural soils. At the same time we have witnessed an increased focus on soil health and carbon farming. This workshop will provide you with the educational tools to start on-farm composting and give you a comprehensive understanding of the benefits the soil reaps from compost applications, and the role of carbon in our managed ecosystems.

This is the second of a three-part series being presented by the Permaculture Skills Center, USGBC Redwood Empire, Daily Acts, and the Compost Coalition of Sonoma County on Carbon Farming.

A suggested donation of $20-25 is welcome.

Register for the first event in the series on Thursday, April 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Seed Bank, 199 Petaluma Boulevard North. John Roulac, author of Backyard Composting, will introduce carbon farming and Trathen Heckman of Daily Acts will discuss how you can engage on the home scale. Cost is $10 and includes an autographed copy of John's book.

Register for the final event in the series on Friday, May 27 from 6-9 p.m. at the Sebastopol Grange #306, at 6000 Sebastopol Avenue, Sebastopol, CA 95472. Darren Doherty will share Carbon Farming success stories from around the planet.