Field Trip-Biochar Class & Demo at OCEAN Connect 2019 in Sunriver, OR
Tuesday, April 9th 8:00-Noon Learn how charred biomass (biochar) can increase soil productivity, reduce wildfire risk, and slow climate change. Biochar consultant Kelpie Wilson will present biochar basics and the science of biochar production. USDA ARS researchers (Kristin Trippe, Claire Phillips, Kylie Meyer) will present their Biochar Atlas decision support tool for biochar applications and discuss recent field trials using biochar in restoration. We will conclude with a demonstration of a small-scale biochar kiln showing how biochar can be made in the field from brush and slash for use on site in restoration projects.
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April 15 - 18
Intensive Biochar Workshop at Menoken Farm, Menoken, North Dakota (near Bismarck)
With Ghasideh Pourhashem, Asst. Prof. NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials (CPM) and Center for Sustainable Materials Science (CSMS) and Derek Lostuter, North Dakota Forest Service
Monday 12:30 pm to 5 pm; Tuesday 8 am to 5 pm; Wednesday 8 am to noon; Thursday big box biochar demo, times TBD
1107 171st St NE Menoken, ND 58558
- Join biochar expert Kelpie Wilson of Wilson Biochar Associates to learn how charred biomass (biochar) can increase soil carbon and regenerate soil while improving productivity.
- Get hands-on instruction on how to make biochar on the farm with tools you already have.
- Learn how to use and apply biochar and hear from practitioners who are already doing it.
- Be part of a brainstorming session to share ideas for biochar systems that can enhance crop production, tree health, livestock health and manure management.
Registration here: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ndfs/biochar
Forest Biomass and the Bioeconomy: Using Forest Residues for Profit, Carbon Sequestration and Soil Restoration Considerations
Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA
Make Your Own Biochar: What Technologies are best for Small Scale Production? (kilns, pits, and boxes) – Kelpie Wilson, Wilson Biochar Associates
Society of American Foresters CFE credits: Workshop attendees will be eligible for credits through the
Society of American Foresters.