Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Biochar Expo Schedule and Information

Biochar Expo ‘15

Biochar: a Forest-to-Farm Resource 

Saturday, October 17, 2015
Master Gardeners Pavilion, Discovery Garden, River Forks Park, Roseburg, Oregon
9:30 AM to mid-afternoon


9:30  Welcome and overview of the day

9:45  How Biochar Works in Soil – Chemistry and Biology Basics - Kelpie Wilson

10:00  Making Biochar from Forest Slash – Panel
  • Elk Creek Watershed Restoration Project - Stan Petrowski, SURCP 
  • Cut-to-length harvest systems for efficient biochar feedstock production - Don Morrison
  • Forest slash as a biochar feedstock - Alison Richards, Willamette NF 
  • Economics – analysis from Forestry and Biochar Paper - Kelpie Wilson 
  • Discussion 
10:45  Break

11:00 Ongoing Biochar Projects
  • Duchess Sanctuary test plots - Claire Phillips, USDA ARS 
  • Formosa mine reclamation - Claire Phillips, USDA ARS 
  • Experiences Using Biochar - Steve Renquist, Extension horticulturist 
11:30  New Biochar Projects
  • NRCS-funded CIG project – On-Farm Production and Use of Biochar for Composting with Manure - Kelpie Wilson, Wilson Biochar Associates 
  • New Biochar Projects in Oregon - Matt Delaney, Delaney Forestry
12:00 Lunch break  and entertainment – Bring a sack lunch and/or potluck items to share (there are no kitchen facilities on site)

Afternoon - Concurrent exhibits and demonstrations of small biochar kilns, included Ring of Fire Kilns, Brick Kilns, Cone Kilns

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