Dr. Tom Goreau will be joining Erin to discuss New Harmony’s model of regenerative agriculture with its focus on organic, biological and permaculture farming practices, community building, and eco-education and research. Dr. Tom Goreau the lead scientist on our Remineralize the Earth research project, will focus on the second half of the presentation on our farm's research project with Remineralize the Earth, and Marine Biology Labs on the effects of using basalt rock dust an Biochar as soil fertility inputs and these materials may serve not only as a low cost and safe fertility inputs but also as "carbon sinks" to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Dr. Thomas Goreau is a biogeochemist and marine biologist.His current work focuses on coral reef restoration, fisheries restoration, shore line protection, renewable energy, community based coral reef management, mariculture, soil metabolism, and stabilization of global carbon dioxide. President of the Global Coral Reef Alliance, a non-profit organization for coral reef protection and sustainable management, and Coordinator of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development Partnership in New Technologies for Small Island Developing States.He was previously Senior Scientific Affairs Officer at the United Nations Centre for Science and Technology for Development, in charge of global climate change and biodiversity issues.

Join us Sunday, March 17th at 4:00 PM Central Congregational Church 14 Titcomb Street, Newburyport Followed by a Local Flavor Community Potluck at 5 pm Co-sponsored by: Hosted by:Transition Newburyport • Community Resilience Circles, Central Congregational ChurchDr. Tom Goreau and Ben Twombley measuring Bio Char to add to our test plot