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Biochar Workshop 11:00 AM Sun 11/23 Spokane

Published on Friday, November 21, 2014

Biochar Workshop 11:00 AM Sun 11/23 Spokane

In support of Polly Judd Park Community Garden and Food Forest

Hello Biocharistos and Charistas! Community members and Gonzaga students will be gathering this Sunday at Greg Gordon's house for an outdoor biochar workshop starting at 11:00 am. 

Friends of Polly Judd Park member Mariah McKay plans to bring her kiln and share about her experiences making, crushing and using biochar in the garden and maintaining a year round vermiculture system. Phil Small will bring a Lee Pittmon bestbiocharkiln.com cone kiln, and will review lessons learned from Biochar School in California last week. He has brought back some new biochar samples, including EM1 bokashi inoculated biochar prepped by Simran Raphaell regenerative-earth.com. 

If air quality conditions cooperate, we will light up a kiln, and talk through the pyrochemistry of heat distillation.
Please RSVP to Mariah Rose McKay for the exact address of Greg Gordon's house. Facebook, call or email: 509-939-0015, mariah.mckay@gmail.com

We have heard that there is some work (stair building, mulching) that could be done to help out the park and the Food Forest project. So folks are encouraged to bring gloves and hand tools (like hand clippers), see if we can't do some soil building and some garden community building.

Warm Regards, 
Phil
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Phil

11/21/2014 9:27 AM

Great primer: How Biochar Works in Soil by Kelpie Wilson

http://www.biochar-journal.org/en/ct/32-How-Biochar-Works-in-Soil


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Annie M

11/21/2014 5:44 PM

This is one of the topics I was going to research this winter so this workshop is very timely. However, I am still not 100% back on my feet (more like 65% but further along than 2 weeks ago for sure) If attendees could take good notes and share the info on this website that would be great for those of us who can't come..


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Phil

11/24/2014 11:50 AM

I wrote up some notes, will post.

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