California Climate and Agriculture Summit @ UC Davis Conference Center
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

Sonoma Ecology Center’s biochar researchers will join this important UC Davis summit — the 5th annual — giving a presentation from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on “The Potential of Biochar as a Climate Tool.”
David Morell, SEC’s operations director, will discuss California’s environmental challenges — climate change, water scarcity, and forest fire threats — and offer a novel solution: biochar. Participants will get an overview of the current science on the potential of biochar production to address these challenges, and hear about an on-farm example of biochar use at a commercial egg production operation in Petaluma. Speakers include David Morell of SEC’s Sonoma Biochar Initiative; Sanjai Parikh of UC Davis’ Department of Land, Air and Water; and Mike Weber of Weber Family Farms. The moderator will be Garrett Liles of Chico State University.
The conference is presented by California Climate & Agriculture Network, or CalCAN. Conference Day tickets for farmers and ranchers are still available for $50, but going fast, according to organizers. “Partial Day” tickets for workshops only are still available for $75.
For general info on the event, go to For details on the Feb. 28 program go to