Biochar Making Workshop, 1st September 2018 Sussex 50% discount for BDA Members! | Biodynamic Association

Biochar Making Workshop, 1st September 2018 Sussex 50% discount for BDA Members!

Learning on the Land – Experiencing Biodynamics in Practice: A Series of one day workshops starting in Autumn 2018
6th August 2018
Kiss the Ground – what is biodynamics?
22nd June 2017

Learn how to make biochar – a special kind of eco-friendly charcoal that can be added to soil to boost its fertility and lock in dangerous carbon emissions – in this hands-on workshop.

What’s involved?

All participants will spend the day making a batch of biochar. Led by our founder, Phil Greenwood, they will fill and run the Sacred Earth kiln with some of the wood off-cuts left over from coppicing and pollarding our biodynamic woodland.

During this activity, Phil will talk about:

  • The history of biochar and how it was first used to enhance soil fertility in the jungles of the Amazon thousands of years ago.
  • The special kind of kiln needed to make biochar
  • How to set up and run the kiln, with detailed information on temperature and timings
  • How to source the natural wood off-cuts and biomass needed to make biochar
  • How to recognise high quality biochar
  • What biochar does for the soil – and for the environment, in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • What he adds to the biochar to create the most potent soil food possible

Practical Information

A light lunch and a sample of our new Biochar Soil Booster to take home are included.

Details 1st September 10.30am – 4.00pm

Cost: £60 – 50% discount for BDA Members – contact the BDA Office on 01453 759501 email for the discount code
Book your ticket here :
Venue: Sacred Earth, Horebeech Lane, East Sussex, TN21 9HJ
Contact: Philip Greenwood
Phone: 07554 127926

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