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Composting and Biochar

  • January 05, 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • zoom


  • current year member of MGANM
  • Suggested $5 donation for non-member attendee.

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Gardeners seeking to improve their garden soil or increase your gardens’ yield can learn about using compost and BioChar in the garden at the January 5, 2021 meeting of the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan. Experts Dr. Nathan “Nate” Walton and Tim Overdier will co-present information about the many uses of compost and BioChar during the online meeting at 6:30 pm.

Their presentation will be filled with great tips to help gardeners achieve their garden goals. Both experts are passionate about gardening.

To preregister go to All those who pre-register will receive a link to the meeting via email.

About the Presenters:

Dr. Nathan “Nate” Waltonis the Consumer Horticulture Program Instructor for MSU Extension in Leelanau County and the Master Gardener Coordinator for Leelanau, Benzie, and Grand Traverse counties. He enjoys teaching adults and youth of all ages on subjects such as environmental stewardship and integrated pest management.

Tim Overdier is a retired soil scientist and a producer and promoter of BioChar in Northport. Grand Traverse Conservation District Executive Director Koffi Kpachavi called him the “The Godfather of BioChar” in the region. There are many uses and benefits of BioChar, Compost, and natural Carbon resources. “In 2015, I began searching the web for information and found a few people who were interested in char. I began burning it on my land and applying it to my garden and trees and have been doing it ever since,” Overdier said.

Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, 

as a chapter of the Michigan Master Gardener Association.  8527 E Governmental Center Drive, Suite 107, Suttons Bay. Michigan , 49682

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