CALENDAR – see below for event details
October 15 – Biochar Expo, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg POSTPONED to OCT 29
October 20 – Biochar presentation at the Josephine County Soil & Water Conservation District Annual Meeting, Grants Pass
October 22 – Bokashi and Biochar Class at the Fall Fermentation Festival, Frog Farm, Cave Junction
October 29 – Biochar Burn Day at Frog Farm, Cave Junction CANCELLED
October 29 - Biochar Expo, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg - 10am-3pm
October 20 – Josephine Soil & Water Conservation District Annual Meeting Dinner, Grants Pass. I will present “Biochar – Improving Soils for Agriculture.” RSVP by Oct 15th by calling 541-474-6840 to reserve your spot.
October 22 – 23 Spiral Living Center Fall Fermentation Festival, Frog Farm, Cave Junction. Registration Required – see www.spiralliving.org for more info. On Saturday October 22 from 1 to 3pm, Kelpie Wilson and Cody Brackett present: Brewing Up Goodness for the Soil. We will discuss and demonstrate methods and materials for making soil amendments and fertilizers using fermented plant juice, Effective Microorganisms and bokashi with biochar. Learn some better, easier ways of cycling nutrients from waste materials back to your plants and promoting disease-suppressive soils.
October 29 – Biochar Expo at Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, OR. Please join the Umpqua Biochar Education Team at our annual Biochar Expo on October 15 from 10 am to 3 pm on the Umpqua Community College Campus. No admission charge, but please make a donation to the work of UBET. The Biochar Expo is a fun-filled day of learning and hands-on experience in making and using biochar for soil improvement. UBET will feature the work of the Umpqua Community College Welding Department on the UCC campus. UCC has fabricated a number of biochar kilns for use in UBET's Biochar Farms and Compost project. The Expo will start with a morning of presentations and short films on biochar science. After a lunch break, UBET volunteers will show you how to make biochar in several kinds of simple devices.
Biochar Expo Schedule
10 am to 12 noon - Classroom presentations and short films on the science of biochar and soils
12 to 12:30 - Lunch Break - bring a bag lunch
12:30 to 3 pm - Outdoor demonstrations of biochar technologies
For more information, check the UBET website: www.ubetbiochar.blogspot.com