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Improve Your Soil with Biochar

Cool Terra gives us the scoop on Biochar

  • Date: 07/25/2019 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM  
  • Location: San Tomas & Monroe Neighborhood Park & Community Garden
    2380 Monroe Street
    Santa Clara, California 95051
  • Introduction: All participants will receive a sample of biochar.

At this event you will learn how this charcoal-like substance or “Biochar” can mitigate climate change, improve soil quality and reduce waste. Cool Terra will bring free samples of their product to share with all whom attend. No items for purchase. This is for information only! RSVP’s are appreciated. Children are welcome!

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Note from Cool Terra:

Biochar is growing in usage across segments of horticulture, agriculture, and landscape. Learn about biochar, its history and production, and explore the many ways biochar is used today. This lecture will focus on how biochar, like Cool Terra Organic, provides critical habitat for beneficial microbes and helps soils retain water while delaying nutrient leaching. Cool Terra improves soil structure in containers, native soils and raised beds, and can be used to improve rooting and establishment for a range of plant types. Cool Terra is a certified organic soil amendment that brings long-term carbon back into soils for increased carbon sequestration.

About the Speaker:

Andrea Melnychenko is a plant biologist who has been working in the horticultural field for the last 18 years. As an Account Manager for the Turf, Nursery and Ornamental divisions of Cool Planet on the West Coast, Andrea's work focuses on exploring new markets and innovative applications for biochar with a broad range of users in the green industry. Andrea's past years of experience from working at garden centers, along with her personal love of ornamental plants, informs her current work with soil blenders, landscape architects, growers and gardeners. She holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Plant Physiology from Portland State University where her research focused on urban greening and plant/atmosphere interactions. Andrea's work with Cool Planet makes use of her academic knowledge and horticultural expertise to introduce ways that new technologies, like biochar, can improve plant quality and performance in both nurseries and cities.

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