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Leadership Experience Week

Leadership Experience Week

Monday, Jun 5, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm


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Leadership Experience Week

Leadership Experience Week

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Leadership Experience Week

Leadership Experience Week

Monday, Jun 5, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm


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Leadership Experience Week

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Biochar From the Ground Up

Biochar From the Ground Up

Monday, Jun 12, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm


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Biochar From the Ground Up

Biochar From the Ground Up

Monday, Jun 12, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm


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Biochar From the Ground Up

Biochar From the Ground Up

Monday, Jun 12, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm


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Biochar From the Ground Up

Biochar From the Ground Up

Monday, Jun 12, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm


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Biochar From the Ground Up

Biochar From the Ground Up

Monday, Jun 12, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm


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Farm Market Day

Farm Market Day

Seasonal Market...

Saturday, Jun 17, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

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Leadership Experience Week

Monday, Jun 5, 2017 - Friday, Jun 9, 2017

Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

Weeklong Leadership Experience 

Dates June 5th - 9th 

Price: If combined with 6-Week PDC Course - $100 

Without PDC Course - $500

This is your chance to apply your newly learned skills on a project of your own choosing. The quality of the project will be one that is suitable to add to or begin your permaculture portfolio. In addition, part of this course will focus on different leadership styles. You will learn how to recognize leadership styles in yourself and in others.  

Morning Reflections will draw from influential leaders with whom we can learn a great deal from. This will be a a time for sharing and feedback as we delve deeper into our own perspectives of what it means to be a leader.  

During the day you will develop your project. We will all work together to determine a schedule for when your day will be the official ‘make it happen’ day. During the day you will be responsible for the effort it will take to work within your budget, find the resources, make the plan, and gain approval from ETC staff of your proposed plan. This is not a simulation of completing a project – this IS completing a project. 

In the evenings we will come together to debrief the days progress. This time is dedicated to increasing one’s awareness as to how we go about achieving our goals. This includes sharing our successes and failures as we strive to be effective leaders and change makers. 


Location


The Ecovillage Training Center
184 Schoolhouse Road
Summertown, TN 38483

Event Fees:


$ 100.00 In Addition to PDC Course
$ 500.00 Without PDC Course


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
Ecovillage@thefarm.org

Leadership Experience Week

Monday, Jun 5, 2017 - Friday, Jun 9, 2017

Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

Weeklong Leadership Experience 

Dates June 5th - 9th 

Price: If combined with 6-Week PDC Course - $100 

Without PDC Course - $500

This is your chance to apply your newly learned skills on a project of your own choosing. The quality of the project will be one that is suitable to add to or begin your permaculture portfolio. In addition, part of this course will focus on different leadership styles. You will learn how to recognize leadership styles in yourself and in others.  

Morning Reflections will draw from influential leaders with whom we can learn a great deal from. This will be a a time for sharing and feedback as we delve deeper into our own perspectives of what it means to be a leader.  

During the day you will develop your project. We will all work together to determine a schedule for when your day will be the official ‘make it happen’ day. During the day you will be responsible for the effort it will take to work within your budget, find the resources, make the plan, and gain approval from ETC staff of your proposed plan. This is not a simulation of completing a project – this IS completing a project. 

In the evenings we will come together to debrief the days progress. This time is dedicated to increasing one’s awareness as to how we go about achieving our goals. This includes sharing our successes and failures as we strive to be effective leaders and change makers. 


Location


The Ecovillage Training Center
184 Schoolhouse Road
Summertown, TN 38483

Event Fees:


$ 100.00 In Addition to PDC Course
$ 500.00 Without PDC Course


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
Ecovillage@thefarm.org

Leadership Experience Week

Monday, Jun 5, 2017 - Friday, Jun 9, 2017

Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

Weeklong Leadership Experience 

Dates June 5th - 9th 

Price: If combined with 6-Week PDC Course - $100 

Without PDC Course - $500

This is your chance to apply your newly learned skills on a project of your own choosing. The quality of the project will be one that is suitable to add to or begin your permaculture portfolio. In addition, part of this course will focus on different leadership styles. You will learn how to recognize leadership styles in yourself and in others.  

Morning Reflections will draw from influential leaders with whom we can learn a great deal from. This will be a a time for sharing and feedback as we delve deeper into our own perspectives of what it means to be a leader.  

During the day you will develop your project. We will all work together to determine a schedule for when your day will be the official ‘make it happen’ day. During the day you will be responsible for the effort it will take to work within your budget, find the resources, make the plan, and gain approval from ETC staff of your proposed plan. This is not a simulation of completing a project – this IS completing a project. 

In the evenings we will come together to debrief the days progress. This time is dedicated to increasing one’s awareness as to how we go about achieving our goals. This includes sharing our successes and failures as we strive to be effective leaders and change makers. 


Location


The Ecovillage Training Center
184 Schoolhouse Road
Summertown, TN 38483

Event Fees:


$ 100.00 In Addition to PDC Course
$ 500.00 Without PDC Course


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
Ecovillage@thefarm.org

Leadership Experience Week

Monday, Jun 5, 2017 - Friday, Jun 9, 2017

Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

Weeklong Leadership Experience 

Dates June 5th - 9th 

Price: If combined with 6-Week PDC Course - $100 

Without PDC Course - $500

This is your chance to apply your newly learned skills on a project of your own choosing. The quality of the project will be one that is suitable to add to or begin your permaculture portfolio. In addition, part of this course will focus on different leadership styles. You will learn how to recognize leadership styles in yourself and in others.  

Morning Reflections will draw from influential leaders with whom we can learn a great deal from. This will be a a time for sharing and feedback as we delve deeper into our own perspectives of what it means to be a leader.  

During the day you will develop your project. We will all work together to determine a schedule for when your day will be the official ‘make it happen’ day. During the day you will be responsible for the effort it will take to work within your budget, find the resources, make the plan, and gain approval from ETC staff of your proposed plan. This is not a simulation of completing a project – this IS completing a project. 

In the evenings we will come together to debrief the days progress. This time is dedicated to increasing one’s awareness as to how we go about achieving our goals. This includes sharing our successes and failures as we strive to be effective leaders and change makers. 


Location


The Ecovillage Training Center
184 Schoolhouse Road
Summertown, TN 38483

Event Fees:


$ 100.00 In Addition to PDC Course
$ 500.00 Without PDC Course


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
Ecovillage@thefarm.org

Leadership Experience Week

Monday, Jun 5, 2017 - Friday, Jun 9, 2017

Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

Weeklong Leadership Experience 

Dates June 5th - 9th 

Price: If combined with 6-Week PDC Course - $100 

Without PDC Course - $500

This is your chance to apply your newly learned skills on a project of your own choosing. The quality of the project will be one that is suitable to add to or begin your permaculture portfolio. In addition, part of this course will focus on different leadership styles. You will learn how to recognize leadership styles in yourself and in others.  

Morning Reflections will draw from influential leaders with whom we can learn a great deal from. This will be a a time for sharing and feedback as we delve deeper into our own perspectives of what it means to be a leader.  

During the day you will develop your project. We will all work together to determine a schedule for when your day will be the official ‘make it happen’ day. During the day you will be responsible for the effort it will take to work within your budget, find the resources, make the plan, and gain approval from ETC staff of your proposed plan. This is not a simulation of completing a project – this IS completing a project. 

In the evenings we will come together to debrief the days progress. This time is dedicated to increasing one’s awareness as to how we go about achieving our goals. This includes sharing our successes and failures as we strive to be effective leaders and change makers. 


Location


The Ecovillage Training Center
184 Schoolhouse Road
Summertown, TN 38483

Event Fees:


$ 100.00 In Addition to PDC Course
$ 500.00 Without PDC Course


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
Ecovillage@thefarm.org

Biochar From the Ground Up

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 - Friday, Jun 16, 2017

Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

Biochar From the Ground Up Dates: June 12th - June 16th Place: Ecovillage Training Center, The Farm, Summertown, TN

Early Bird Registration until April 15th; $700 Registration; $800

Includes: Accommodations and Meals

Wondering where and how to stay up-to-date and connected with the biochar community this year? Come to the Farm for a unique biochar workshop where you can spend 4 days and nights of work and play with the biochar community. This event is geared towards people who have a basic understanding of biochar and want to delve deeper into alternative and practical uses of biochar. 

This workshop is focused on the use of biochar as a building material. There will be a balance of current state of research knowledge and hands-on practice with biochar use as a building material.

Instructors: 

Kathleen Draper, Director of Ithaka Institute

Kathleen is a member of the IBI Board and Chair of IBI’s Information Hub. She is also the US Director of the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence. The Institute is an open source network focusing on beneficial carbon sequestration strategies which simultaneously provide economic development opportunities both in the developed and developing world. She is an editor and writer for The Biochar Journal, sponsored by the Ithaka Institute. Kathleen also works with various different universities and individuals on projects that are investigating the use of biochar in cement and other building and packaging products to develop products with lower embodied carbon which can be made from locally available organic waste. She has written extensively about various topics related to biochar and is a co-author of the book “Terra Preta: How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger”.

Albert Bates, Director of Global Village Institute

Albert Bates is the author of The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change, The Post Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook and numerous books, films and new media on energy, environment and history. A former environmental rights lawyer, paramedic, brick mason, flour miller, and horse trainer, received the Right Livelihood Award in 1980 as part of the steering committee of Plenty, working to preserve the cultures of indigenous peoples, and board of directors of The Farm, a pioneering intentional community in Tennessee for the past 35 years. A co-founder and past president of the Global Ecovillage Network, presently GEN’s representative to the UN climate talks. When not tinkering with fuel wringers for algae or pyrolizing cookstoves, teaches permaculture, ecovillage design and natural building and is a frequent guest on the ETC Podcast.

Agenda:

June 12th
  • 4:00pm Welcome and Introduction
  • 5:00pm Social Hour
  • 6:00pm Dinner
June 13th Morning Session: The Nitty-Gritty of Biochar
  • Production Parameters
  • Post-processing
  • Certifications
  • Analysis
Afternoon Session:Biochar Markets
  • Bedding/Litter
  • Feed: Livestock, Aquaculture
  • Human Food
  • Filtration
  • Sewage Sludge
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Remediation
June 14th Morning Session: Biochar in Building Materials
  • Binder Basics
  • Concrete Basics
Relevant Biochar Properties Research & Literature Review
  • Blending Biochar into Concrete  
Afternoon Session:  Hands-on workshop Biochar cement roof tiles June 15th Morning Session: Biochar Production
  • Technologies: home, farm & industrial scale
  • By products: heat, electricity, syngas, wood vinegar,
  • Pre & post processing
  • Regulatory framework
Afternoon Session: Hands-on Workshops Plaster & Brick Making June 16th Morning Session: Tour of The Farm with a Look at Biochar Applications
  • Food Forest with Mark Hubbard (Farm Land Use Committee)
  • Compost Tea with Joe Dirt (Farm Manager)
  • Bamboo Biochar Production
  • Mushroom People with Frank Michael
Afternoon Session: Questions, Answers, and Wrap-Up Discussion

Location


The Ecovillage Training Center
184 Schoolhouse Road
Summertown, TN 38483

Event Fees:


$ 700.00 Early Bird Registration until Apr. 15th
$ 800.00 Regular Registration


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
Ecovillage@thefarm.org

Biochar From the Ground Up

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 - Friday, Jun 16, 2017

Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

Biochar From the Ground Up Dates: June 12th - June 16th Place: Ecovillage Training Center, The Farm, Summertown, TN

Early Bird Registration until April 15th; $700 Registration; $800

Includes: Accommodations and Meals

Wondering where and how to stay up-to-date and connected with the biochar community this year? Come to the Farm for a unique biochar workshop where you can spend 4 days and nights of work and play with the biochar community. This event is geared towards people who have a basic understanding of biochar and want to delve deeper into alternative and practical uses of biochar. 

This workshop is focused on the use of biochar as a building material. There will be a balance of current state of research knowledge and hands-on practice with biochar use as a building material.

Instructors: 

Kathleen Draper, Director of Ithaka Institute

Kathleen is a member of the IBI Board and Chair of IBI’s Information Hub. She is also the US Director of the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence. The Institute is an open source network focusing on beneficial carbon sequestration strategies which simultaneously provide economic development opportunities both in the developed and developing world. She is an editor and writer for The Biochar Journal, sponsored by the Ithaka Institute. Kathleen also works with various different universities and individuals on projects that are investigating the use of biochar in cement and other building and packaging products to develop products with lower embodied carbon which can be made from locally available organic waste. She has written extensively about various topics related to biochar and is a co-author of the book “Terra Preta: How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger”.

Albert Bates, Director of Global Village Institute

Albert Bates is the author of The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change, The Post Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook and numerous books, films and new media on energy, environment and history. A former environmental rights lawyer, paramedic, brick mason, flour miller, and horse trainer, received the Right Livelihood Award in 1980 as part of the steering committee of Plenty, working to preserve the cultures of indigenous peoples, and board of directors of The Farm, a pioneering intentional community in Tennessee for the past 35 years. A co-founder and past president of the Global Ecovillage Network, presently GEN’s representative to the UN climate talks. When not tinkering with fuel wringers for algae or pyrolizing cookstoves, teaches permaculture, ecovillage design and natural building and is a frequent guest on the ETC Podcast.

Agenda:

June 12th
  • 4:00pm Welcome and Introduction
  • 5:00pm Social Hour
  • 6:00pm Dinner
June 13th Morning Session: The Nitty-Gritty of Biochar
  • Production Parameters
  • Post-processing
  • Certifications
  • Analysis
Afternoon Session:Biochar Markets
  • Bedding/Litter
  • Feed: Livestock, Aquaculture
  • Human Food
  • Filtration
  • Sewage Sludge
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Remediation
June 14th Morning Session: Biochar in Building Materials
  • Binder Basics
  • Concrete Basics
Relevant Biochar Properties Research & Literature Review
  • Blending Biochar into Concrete  
Afternoon Session:  Hands-on workshop Biochar cement roof tiles June 15th Morning Session: Biochar Production
  • Technologies: home, farm & industrial scale
  • By products: heat, electricity, syngas, wood vinegar,
  • Pre & post processing
  • Regulatory framework
Afternoon Session: Hands-on Workshops Plaster & Brick Making June 16th Morning Session: Tour of The Farm with a Look at Biochar Applications
  • Food Forest with Mark Hubbard (Farm Land Use Committee)
  • Compost Tea with Joe Dirt (Farm Manager)
  • Bamboo Biochar Production
  • Mushroom People with Frank Michael
Afternoon Session: Questions, Answers, and Wrap-Up Discussion

Location


The Ecovillage Training Center
184 Schoolhouse Road
Summertown, TN 38483

Event Fees:


$ 700.00 Early Bird Registration until Apr. 15th
$ 800.00 Regular Registration


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
Ecovillage@thefarm.org

Biochar From the Ground Up

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 - Friday, Jun 16, 2017

Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

Biochar From the Ground Up Dates: June 12th - June 16th Place: Ecovillage Training Center, The Farm, Summertown, TN

Early Bird Registration until April 15th; $700 Registration; $800

Includes: Accommodations and Meals

Wondering where and how to stay up-to-date and connected with the biochar community this year? Come to the Farm for a unique biochar workshop where you can spend 4 days and nights of work and play with the biochar community. This event is geared towards people who have a basic understanding of biochar and want to delve deeper into alternative and practical uses of biochar. 

This workshop is focused on the use of biochar as a building material. There will be a balance of current state of research knowledge and hands-on practice with biochar use as a building material.

Instructors: 

Kathleen Draper, Director of Ithaka Institute

Kathleen is a member of the IBI Board and Chair of IBI’s Information Hub. She is also the US Director of the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence. The Institute is an open source network focusing on beneficial carbon sequestration strategies which simultaneously provide economic development opportunities both in the developed and developing world. She is an editor and writer for The Biochar Journal, sponsored by the Ithaka Institute. Kathleen also works with various different universities and individuals on projects that are investigating the use of biochar in cement and other building and packaging products to develop products with lower embodied carbon which can be made from locally available organic waste. She has written extensively about various topics related to biochar and is a co-author of the book “Terra Preta: How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger”.

Albert Bates, Director of Global Village Institute

Albert Bates is the author of The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change, The Post Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook and numerous books, films and new media on energy, environment and history. A former environmental rights lawyer, paramedic, brick mason, flour miller, and horse trainer, received the Right Livelihood Award in 1980 as part of the steering committee of Plenty, working to preserve the cultures of indigenous peoples, and board of directors of The Farm, a pioneering intentional community in Tennessee for the past 35 years. A co-founder and past president of the Global Ecovillage Network, presently GEN’s representative to the UN climate talks. When not tinkering with fuel wringers for algae or pyrolizing cookstoves, teaches permaculture, ecovillage design and natural building and is a frequent guest on the ETC Podcast.

Agenda:

June 12th
  • 4:00pm Welcome and Introduction
  • 5:00pm Social Hour
  • 6:00pm Dinner
June 13th Morning Session: The Nitty-Gritty of Biochar
  • Production Parameters
  • Post-processing
  • Certifications
  • Analysis
Afternoon Session:Biochar Markets
  • Bedding/Litter
  • Feed: Livestock, Aquaculture
  • Human Food
  • Filtration
  • Sewage Sludge
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Remediation
June 14th Morning Session: Biochar in Building Materials
  • Binder Basics
  • Concrete Basics
Relevant Biochar Properties Research & Literature Review
  • Blending Biochar into Concrete  
Afternoon Session:  Hands-on workshop Biochar cement roof tiles June 15th Morning Session: Biochar Production
  • Technologies: home, farm & industrial scale
  • By products: heat, electricity, syngas, wood vinegar,
  • Pre & post processing
  • Regulatory framework
Afternoon Session: Hands-on Workshops Plaster & Brick Making June 16th Morning Session: Tour of The Farm with a Look at Biochar Applications
  • Food Forest with Mark Hubbard (Farm Land Use Committee)
  • Compost Tea with Joe Dirt (Farm Manager)
  • Bamboo Biochar Production
  • Mushroom People with Frank Michael
Afternoon Session: Questions, Answers, and Wrap-Up Discussion

Location


The Ecovillage Training Center
184 Schoolhouse Road
Summertown, TN 38483

Event Fees:


$ 700.00 Early Bird Registration until Apr. 15th
$ 800.00 Regular Registration


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
Ecovillage@thefarm.org

Biochar From the Ground Up

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 - Friday, Jun 16, 2017

Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

Biochar From the Ground Up Dates: June 12th - June 16th Place: Ecovillage Training Center, The Farm, Summertown, TN

Early Bird Registration until April 15th; $700 Registration; $800

Includes: Accommodations and Meals

Wondering where and how to stay up-to-date and connected with the biochar community this year? Come to the Farm for a unique biochar workshop where you can spend 4 days and nights of work and play with the biochar community. This event is geared towards people who have a basic understanding of biochar and want to delve deeper into alternative and practical uses of biochar. 

This workshop is focused on the use of biochar as a building material. There will be a balance of current state of research knowledge and hands-on practice with biochar use as a building material.

Instructors: 

Kathleen Draper, Director of Ithaka Institute

Kathleen is a member of the IBI Board and Chair of IBI’s Information Hub. She is also the US Director of the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence. The Institute is an open source network focusing on beneficial carbon sequestration strategies which simultaneously provide economic development opportunities both in the developed and developing world. She is an editor and writer for The Biochar Journal, sponsored by the Ithaka Institute. Kathleen also works with various different universities and individuals on projects that are investigating the use of biochar in cement and other building and packaging products to develop products with lower embodied carbon which can be made from locally available organic waste. She has written extensively about various topics related to biochar and is a co-author of the book “Terra Preta: How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger”.

Albert Bates, Director of Global Village Institute

Albert Bates is the author of The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change, The Post Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook and numerous books, films and new media on energy, environment and history. A former environmental rights lawyer, paramedic, brick mason, flour miller, and horse trainer, received the Right Livelihood Award in 1980 as part of the steering committee of Plenty, working to preserve the cultures of indigenous peoples, and board of directors of The Farm, a pioneering intentional community in Tennessee for the past 35 years. A co-founder and past president of the Global Ecovillage Network, presently GEN’s representative to the UN climate talks. When not tinkering with fuel wringers for algae or pyrolizing cookstoves, teaches permaculture, ecovillage design and natural building and is a frequent guest on the ETC Podcast.

Agenda:

June 12th
  • 4:00pm Welcome and Introduction
  • 5:00pm Social Hour
  • 6:00pm Dinner
June 13th Morning Session: The Nitty-Gritty of Biochar
  • Production Parameters
  • Post-processing
  • Certifications
  • Analysis
Afternoon Session:Biochar Markets
  • Bedding/Litter
  • Feed: Livestock, Aquaculture
  • Human Food
  • Filtration
  • Sewage Sludge
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Remediation
June 14th Morning Session: Biochar in Building Materials
  • Binder Basics
  • Concrete Basics
Relevant Biochar Properties Research & Literature Review
  • Blending Biochar into Concrete  
Afternoon Session:  Hands-on workshop Biochar cement roof tiles June 15th Morning Session: Biochar Production
  • Technologies: home, farm & industrial scale
  • By products: heat, electricity, syngas, wood vinegar,
  • Pre & post processing
  • Regulatory framework
Afternoon Session: Hands-on Workshops Plaster & Brick Making June 16th Morning Session: Tour of The Farm with a Look at Biochar Applications
  • Food Forest with Mark Hubbard (Farm Land Use Committee)
  • Compost Tea with Joe Dirt (Farm Manager)
  • Bamboo Biochar Production
  • Mushroom People with Frank Michael
Afternoon Session: Questions, Answers, and Wrap-Up Discussion

Location


The Ecovillage Training Center
184 Schoolhouse Road
Summertown, TN 38483

Event Fees:


$ 700.00 Early Bird Registration until Apr. 15th
$ 800.00 Regular Registration


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
Ecovillage@thefarm.org

Biochar From the Ground Up

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 - Friday, Jun 16, 2017

Time: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

Biochar From the Ground Up Dates: June 12th - June 16th Place: Ecovillage Training Center, The Farm, Summertown, TN

Early Bird Registration until April 15th; $700 Registration; $800

Includes: Accommodations and Meals

Wondering where and how to stay up-to-date and connected with the biochar community this year? Come to the Farm for a unique biochar workshop where you can spend 4 days and nights of work and play with the biochar community. This event is geared towards people who have a basic understanding of biochar and want to delve deeper into alternative and practical uses of biochar. 

This workshop is focused on the use of biochar as a building material. There will be a balance of current state of research knowledge and hands-on practice with biochar use as a building material.

Instructors: 

Kathleen Draper, Director of Ithaka Institute

Kathleen is a member of the IBI Board and Chair of IBI’s Information Hub. She is also the US Director of the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence. The Institute is an open source network focusing on beneficial carbon sequestration strategies which simultaneously provide economic development opportunities both in the developed and developing world. She is an editor and writer for The Biochar Journal, sponsored by the Ithaka Institute. Kathleen also works with various different universities and individuals on projects that are investigating the use of biochar in cement and other building and packaging products to develop products with lower embodied carbon which can be made from locally available organic waste. She has written extensively about various topics related to biochar and is a co-author of the book “Terra Preta: How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger”.

Albert Bates, Director of Global Village Institute

Albert Bates is the author of The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change, The Post Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook and numerous books, films and new media on energy, environment and history. A former environmental rights lawyer, paramedic, brick mason, flour miller, and horse trainer, received the Right Livelihood Award in 1980 as part of the steering committee of Plenty, working to preserve the cultures of indigenous peoples, and board of directors of The Farm, a pioneering intentional community in Tennessee for the past 35 years. A co-founder and past president of the Global Ecovillage Network, presently GEN’s representative to the UN climate talks. When not tinkering with fuel wringers for algae or pyrolizing cookstoves, teaches permaculture, ecovillage design and natural building and is a frequent guest on the ETC Podcast.

Agenda:

June 12th
  • 4:00pm Welcome and Introduction
  • 5:00pm Social Hour
  • 6:00pm Dinner
June 13th Morning Session: The Nitty-Gritty of Biochar
  • Production Parameters
  • Post-processing
  • Certifications
  • Analysis
Afternoon Session:Biochar Markets
  • Bedding/Litter
  • Feed: Livestock, Aquaculture
  • Human Food
  • Filtration
  • Sewage Sludge
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Remediation
June 14th Morning Session: Biochar in Building Materials
  • Binder Basics
  • Concrete Basics
Relevant Biochar Properties Research & Literature Review
  • Blending Biochar into Concrete  
Afternoon Session:  Hands-on workshop Biochar cement roof tiles June 15th Morning Session: Biochar Production
  • Technologies: home, farm & industrial scale
  • By products: heat, electricity, syngas, wood vinegar,
  • Pre & post processing
  • Regulatory framework
Afternoon Session: Hands-on Workshops Plaster & Brick Making June 16th Morning Session: Tour of The Farm with a Look at Biochar Applications
  • Food Forest with Mark Hubbard (Farm Land Use Committee)
  • Compost Tea with Joe Dirt (Farm Manager)
  • Bamboo Biochar Production
  • Mushroom People with Frank Michael
Afternoon Session: Questions, Answers, and Wrap-Up Discussion

Location


The Ecovillage Training Center
184 Schoolhouse Road
Summertown, TN 38483

Event Fees:


$ 700.00 Early Bird Registration until Apr. 15th
$ 800.00 Regular Registration


Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
Ecovillage@thefarm.org

Farm Market Day

Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 -

Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Seasonal Market Day The Farm in Summertown, TN Under the dome at The Farm Store Every third Saturday 9am-2pm April - October Local Crafts and foods If you would like to vend please contact farmmarketday@gmail.com

Location


The Farm Open Air Dome
100 2nd Road
Summertown, Tennessee 38483

Event Fees:



Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:
Ecovillage@thefarm.org