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Viva la algae! Join the Algae Revolution Workshop Sat April 17th in Palo Alto

From: Eri G.
Sent on: Monday, March 29, 2010 8:14 PM
Hi DIYbio-ers,

For those of you who caught Aaron Wolf Baum's awesome DIYbio/algae talk - and especially for those of you who didn't - check out Aaron's workshop on the 17th, where you'll learn how to grow eatable algae. I'll see you there!

- Eri


Grow plentiful food and fuel in a small space:

Participate in the algae revolution!

Algae are a crop for the future, extremely productive, but not requiring land, soil, or even fresh water;
they can be harvested every day, producing many times more output than land crops,
and some of them (e.g. Spirulina) have amazing health benefits as food.

You can grow algae too -- in your own home --
and I would love to show you how.

Come to the Hands-On Home-Grow Algae workshop series.
Go home with your own Personal Photo-BioReactor and everything you need
to grow your own Spirulina superfood algae in your own home!

One personal algae photo-bioreactor in one sunny window can provide enough spirulina to significantly supplement the diet of one person every day. Larger installations can provide biofuel and organic fertilizer, and perform important services, such as cleaning up water, and eliminating greenhouse gases from exhaust.

In this workshop, you will learn:

* The current state of algae farming technology, and where it's headed,
* What algae are interesting, and for what purposes,
* How to obtain algae strains,
* How to figure out the right nutrients for your algae,
* How to design and build effective ponds and bio-reactors
* How to "grow out" your algae into a full-sized pond or bio-reactor,
* How to monitor the health of your algae, and
* How to harvest your algae and make them into food, fuel, and fertilizer!

We will also have an extended hands-on section of the workshop where I will show you how to set up and run your personal photo-bioreactor kit -- it's easy!

Special offer: along with the workshop, all participants will receive a coupon for one liter of live spirulina culture to start your own tank or pond -- this alone is worth far more than the course fee...

*** Saturday April 17th, 11-5 pm ***
1600 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA
Conference room is on the second floor of the "Clubhouse",
which is the building between the pool and tennis courts.
Free parking is available at the front.

*** also note March 28th workshop in Berkeley, CA... ***


About the instructor, Dr. Aaron Wolf Baum:

* I am the founder of ALGAELAB.ORG.
* For my day job I work on the NASA OMEGA ocean-based algae biofuel project...

Praise from previous participants:

"Overall, you presented a solid amount of information in a very condensed yet approachable manner. I thought you made yourself very available for questions ranging from broad to technical and did so in a very relaxed down to earth manner..." -- Joshua Kagan of GreentechMedia and GTM Research

"I was simply very happily impressed with the impression you made as a presenter... you are a great teacher!"

-- Ayden Bremmer, elementary school instructor


Either send the course fee ($150 for workshop only, $300 for workshop plus complete personal photo-bioreactor kit) via PayPal ([address removed]), or mailing a check to:

Aaron Baum
1304 Grand Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901

To receive the personal photo-bioreactor at the workshop, be sure to pay at least a week before the course date so that materials can be ordered...

Hope to see you there!

Aaron Wolf Baum, Ph.D.
Algae and Sustainable Agriculture Researcher

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