Kathleen Draper

Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence

Finger Lakes Biochar


Kathleen Draper is a board member of both the International Biochar Initiative and the US Biochar Initiative. She is also the U.S. director of the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence, an open-source network focusing on beneficial carbon sequestration strategies that simultaneously provide economic development opportunities both in the developed and developing world. Ithaka also curates the Biochar Journal. Draper has written extensively about topics related to biochar and is a co-author of the book Terra Preta: How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger and BURN: Using Fire to Cool the Earth.

Kathleen will be speaking at the Pennsylvania Fairs


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Biochar What’s old is new again

Indigenous cultures around the world combined charred organic materials and nutrients to create fertile soils. Learn how they did it and how modern farmers around the globe are adopting similar methods to regenerate exhausted and polluted soils. Find out what biochar is, why it's important for climate change adaptation and mitigation, and the various uses for biochar.
Modern Homesteading

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Pennsylvania, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage