More Fall Biochar Workshops with Kelpie Wilson
It's been a busy fall. Here is my schedule of upcoming workshops. See some pictures from recent workshops below. Hope to see you around the biochar kiln!
Friday, October 18th: Biochar 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: Biochar 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.
Monday, October 21, 9am-4pm: Maintaining A Healthy Forest In A Changing Climate
OSU Extension Service, 569 Hanley Rd, Central Point, OR
I will give a short biochar presentation and we will do a biochar kiln demonstration during the lunch break.
Higher temperatures, new weather patterns, how is a change in climate impacting your woodlands? Increased drought, wildfire, decreased resilience to insects and disease can kill trees and reduce the value of your forestland. Knowing the risks and taking action to mitigate these impacts on your forest land can save you money in the long run, while improving the health of your forest. This is a full day workshop for forestland owners of all sizes and management objectives.
Cost: $15/ individual and $20/ families
Register at: http://bit.ly/JacksonCountyForestry
November 6 - 9: Biochar Workshop Series in North Dakota
Nov 6: North Dakota Forest Service field office at Lisbon ND
Nov 7: Carrington Research Extension Center at Carrington ND
Nov 8: Icelandic State Park at Cavalier ND
Nov 9: Dakota College at Bottineau ND
The workshops are open to everyone, FREE to attend, and LUNCH is provided in all except the half-day Carrington workshop. We request that people register to ensure we have enough food and enough materials for everyone.
Registration can be found at: http://bit.ly/NDbiochar
November 16: Living With Fire. Community Event sponsored by IV FROG (Illinois Valley Fire Resiliency Oversight Group)
10 am - 2 pm, Illinois Valley High School. I will have a biochar booth and hopefully do a kiln demonstration.
1. Great help from younger folks at the NW Permaculture Convergence at Lost Valley Education Center on September 28 in Dexter, OR.
2. Arborists pitch in at the PNW International Society of Arborists conference on October 6 in Eugene, OR.