The Johnson-Su No Turn Composting Bioreactor makes a fungal dominant compost which is superior to windrow/turned compost in fostering soil life, hence plant growth and carbon sequestration in soil. Soil carbon increases resulting from field application of this compost, along with the adoption of a biologically enhanced agriculture management approach have far exceeded the soil carbon sequestration results the Marin Carbon Project generated while using only 400 to 500 lbs per acre (or even just a pound per acre when used as a seed inoculant), instead of tens of tons per acre. The following has links to a how-to video plus a talk about the benefits: http://www.regenerationinternational.org/bioreactor/
Biochar is a soil-enhancing substance which provides architecture for microbiology to live in, greatly enhancing the health and productivity of plants. We will be doing a biochar burn to demonstrate a low-tech way to make this valuable soil enhancing substance. We built two reactors in 2018 and will be harvesting the finished compost and rebuilding one using uncomposted portions and material largely from our site (Azola, cattail, leaves, and some horse manure).
Wed. February 5, 9-2 (raindate: Wed. Feb. 12), Floodgate Farm, Redwood Valley.
Biochar burn 9-10:30 AM Bioreactor building workshop 10:30-2 PM (or later if interested in staying for completion), those interested can also examine finished compost under a microscope.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 707-272-1688. Workshop is by donation; $20-$50 sliding scale
Bill Taylor and Jaye Alison Moscariello 707-272-1688