Upcoming Biochar Workshops

  • Biochar Workshop at NW Permaculture Convergence, Sept.27-29
    The 2019 Northwest Permaculture Convergence takes place September 27-29, 2019 at Lost Valley Education Center, Dexter, OR, ​near Eugene, OR.
  • Two days of workshops in Tualatin, Oregon. Oct 18-19
    Friday, October 18th: Classroom Workshop 9:00am – 2:00pm | Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District (7175 NE Evergreen Parkway #400, Hillsboro, OR 97124)This classroom session will cover topics including biochar basics, biochar applications (including soil remediation, water management, organic waste management), biochar production, and biochar characterization. *Lunch will be provided for this workshop. Saturday, October 19th: Hands-on Outdoor Workshop 8:30am – 5:00 pm | Fraga Farm (54655 NW Old Wilson River Rd, Gales Creek, OR 97117)During this interactive, outdoor session, we will work as a crew to set up equipment, cover important safety topics related to biochar production, and then spend the day creating biochar. *Please bring a sack lunch, water bottle, sturdy boots, and leather gloves. Wear cotton, wool, or other fire-resistant clothing. No fleece or nylon.
  • Biochar Workshop at PNWISA October 6, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Eugene, Oregon. Biochar for Arborists: Technology, Applications and Economics.
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Biochar Projects

  • Backyard Biochar
    This site has descriptions of my experiments with Flame Cap Kilns. I also report on work by others.
  • US Biochar Initiative
    I am on the board of the USBI.
  • Umpqua Biochar Education Team (UBET)
    I worked with UBET on a Conservation Innovation Grant from the USDA-NRCS. We helped small farmers learn how to make biochar and use it to manage manure and make premium compost. Visit the UBET site to see the biochar practice guidelines we produced.
  • International Biochar Initiative
    The main NGO promoting biochar internationally
  • Biochar for Kids
    Here you will find photos, reports and lesson plans I developed for a semester-long biochar curriculum for elementary school students