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Wanna Build a Biochar Stove? | Central Mass | July 11-12, 2015

 
Johnnie Reb
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Biochar Makers Weekend - Go Home With a Stove.
Saturday, July 11, 2015 9:00 AM to Sunday, July 12, 2015, 4:00 PM

Kittredge Farm
24 Hillsville Road, North brookfield, MA (map)
http://www.bionutrient.org/biochar-workshop

The Bionutrient Food Association is offering a two-day workshop focusing on the art, science, and practical application of biochar, led by Gary Gilmore, a Pennsylvania State Forester who has been working with and refining methods of biochar production for decades.

If you are a little low on funds don't let that stop you. Go to their website (BioNutrient.org), you can sign up for tuition assistance. Is there anyone interested in car-pooling from our local Delaware county area? : But it's the weekend after the 4th and that's almost here! So better click that link now to get signed up!

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I attended a wonderful workshop at Dan's central Mass farm in April on "the art, science, and practice of Reams Biological Theory of Ionization (RBTI), led by Steve Westin, student of Dr. Carey Reams". Was impressed with the work these folks are doing to help educate people on how to grow high quality, nutrient rich food. Sadly, Steve passed away shortly after we met - another true master and decent human gone... http://SteveWestin.com "DO. OR DO NOT. There is no try"
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There are many different ways to make biochar, and several methods will be explored in-depth and hands-on during the workshop. One of the easiest is the double barrel chimney kiln that requires very little metal working, and is simple to run. Participants who are interested in this method for biochar production at home will have the opportunity to purchase similar barrels that the BFA has sourced for $10-20 for this workshop - a great deal! - and leave the workshop not only with the know-how, but a charcoal kiln ready to burn. Also covered will be a stove that can turn wood into charcoal, and allow the heat to be used for cooking. Everyone who attends the workshop will walk away with a wealth of in-depth information and knowledge about the benefits of biochar — what it is, how it is made, how it is used, how it is prepared and the excitement that comes from making and using it.

Also want to announce the launch of the Delaware county (New York) Permaculture, rocket stove, Aquaponics and Quality Food group. Check us out at: http://www.meetup.com/Delaware-County-Permaculture-Optical-Surveying-Earthworks/ Please help this little seedling grow and pass word on if you know folks up this way...
 
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UPDATE!

Due to low enrollment, this course has been rescheduled for this weekend and moved to October 17-18.

From Gary at Bionutrient.org:
Hello All who have registered for this upcoming Biochar 2-day Workshop with Gary Gilmore, July 11 & 12, 2015. Due to low enrollment, this afternoon the decision was made to reschedule this Biochar 2-day Workshop with Gary Gilmore to Saturday, October 17, 2015, and Sunday, October 18, 2015. Please review your calendars and let me know that you will be able to attend the Biochar 2-day Workshop with Gary Gilmore on October 17 & 18, 2015. If you need a refund, then please let me know. We have waited till now to make this decision with the hope a number of additional people would also register. Apologies are sent out for any associated inconvenience with this news - Thank you. Please continue looking at the BFA Newsletter and the BFA website for upcoming events and additional information. Thank you and Happy Growing! Best Regards, Gary.
 
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Hey all

Just a reminder, this great class happens next weekend in central Mass. Come join us! It will be great. There will be barrels available so you can go home with a charcoal barrel kiln!
 
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