Posts Tagged ‘biochar’

nerd nite 32: carbon-based subjects

It’s on like an on thing, ladies and gentlenerds!

For this, our first Nerd Nite Wellington of 2016, we’ve got a treat in store for you 🙂

As usual, it’ll be going down at:

  • Hotel Bristol (Cuba Street)
  • 6pm (speakers to start at 6:30pm)
  • Monday 21 March 2016.

More details forthcoming soon, but in the meantime here’s a taster!


nerd nite wellington 32 poster

Poster! Click to enlarge and print out for your school/workplace/laboratory/lair.

A decade of NIWA research on great white sharks
Warrick Lyon, NIWA

In the words sent from Warrick’s latest time at sea: “what we thought at the start of the naughty’s, what we know now, and how we worked that out.”

Warrick Lyon is a shark researcher at NIWA.


Biochar: how to have fun burning stuff while helping solve climate change (and growing great veges)
Richard Self, Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu, @Metrosiderous

This presentation will cover:
  • What is biochar?
  • How does it enhance soil fertility?
  • How can we make it?
  • How can burning stuff actually help climate change?

Rich is a self-confessed Gardener, Tree Geek and Biochar Enthusiast.


Next-gen soils, and fixing our food webs
Benoît Szegedi

How can one use parametric design and additive manufacturing to produce optimal ground cover solutions for to vegetable/orchard production, or land restoration?

Ben will talk combining agro-industrial wastes and biotechnologies to induce soil (and so food web) regeneration.

Ben is a microbiologist and designer researching the interactions between soil makeup, teeny critters and new fabrication techniques.

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