Biochar (charred biomass) Workshop

Date: Sat, Feb. 29
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Columbia Grange
Address: 37493 Grange Hall Rd, Corbett, 97019

What is it? How do you make it? What’s all the fuss about?

Join Kelpie Wilson for a hands-on workshop and live demonstration. Discover what biochar is and how it can increase soil productivity, reduce wildfire risk, and slow climate change. In the morning Kelpie will lead a live demonstration at a Corbett farm. The afternoon will be spent at the Columbia Grange going over biochar basics, production techniques, benefits and applications. All those interested in biochar are welcome to attend, including foresters, farmers, natural resource professionals and rural residents.

Please bring a lunch, water bottle, sturdy boots, and leather gloves. Wear cotton, wool, or other fire-resistant clothing. No fleece or nylon.

Kelpie Wilson is an engineer and analyst with 30 years of experience in renewable energy, sustainable forestry and resource conservation. Kelpie works directly with forest managers, the wood products industry, farmers and conservationists to develop systems for making biochar from waste biomass.

Please contact Chelsea at (503) 935-5376 or chelsea@emswcd.org for information on accessibility or accommodation.

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