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FARMWALK – Basics of Biochar: On-Farm Kiln and Soil Amendment Options

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

$25

Saturday  –  December 8th – 10am to 3PM

Finnriver Farm and Cidery 
Chimacum, WA

Basics of Biochar:
On-Farm Kiln and Soil Amendment Options

Please join us at Finnriver with our innovative Farmer hosts on the Olympic Peninsula!

Hear a summary of local and international research, as well as a series of on-farm and forestry production methods for converting woody debris into a resource that can increase crop resiliency in a changing climate. Kai Hoffman-Krull – Executive Director of Forage and Doug Collins – WSU Food Systems Program Extension Faculty and Soil Scientist Extraordinaire will be presenting about their work too!
Many thanks to the amazing collection of partners that came together to present this FARMWALK! Francesco Tortorici – Olympic Biochar, Jefferson Land Trust, WSU Jefferson County Extension, Jefferson County Conservation District, and Tilth Alliance #farmwalk2018 #biocharfarmwalk #biochar #wsufoodsystems #tilthalliance #regenerativeag #carbonfarming #climatefarming

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$15 for Students and Tilth Members
$25 for Non Tilth Members

Charcoal, referred to as ‘biochar’ when applied in agricultural soils, has been shown to store carbon, retain nutrients and water, increase biological activity, and increase a plant’s ability to absorb nutrients. New research on biochar’s influence on soil carbon stabilization and increase in biological activity present an opportunity for charcoal to become a foundational element of regenerative agriculture, furthering other carbon-based farming practices. This FARMWALK will provide a summary of local and international research, as well as a series of on-farm and forestry production methods for converting woody debris into a resource that can increase crop resiliency in a changing climate.

 

This FARMWALK will take place at Finnriver Farm and Cidery in Chimacum, WA with host Kai Hoffman-Krull, the Executive Director of Forage, a research non-profit dedicated to innovative practices in sustainable agriculture. Kai coordinated a 3 year research project on biochar with farms in San Juan County and the University of Washington and University of Montana. He also runs the non-profit’s market garden, selling produce to local restaurants and coops. Kai worked as a manager for the Yale Farm, and currently collaborates with students and faculty at the University of Montana on publishing academic and magazine articles on biochar, soil carbon, nutrient density, and crop resiliency in our age of climate change.

$15 for Students and Tilth Members
$25 for Non Tilth Members

Register Now!

Details

Date:
December 8
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$25
Event Category:
Website:
https://biocharfarmwalk.bpt.me

Organizer

WSU Food Systems
Phone:
425-218-3608
Email:
nwitham@wsu.edu

Venue

Finnriver
124 Center Road
Chimacum, WA 98325 United States
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Phone:
360-339-8478
Website:
https://www.finnriver.com