April 29 - 30 New Zealand Tree Workshop w/Biochar
HEALING THE PEOPLE,
HEALING THE LAND, HEALING THE WATER
TE WHANGI TRUST
29th- 30th April, 2013
The Te Whangai Trust on the Kaiuau Coast is hosting two days of hands on workshops and discussions on the use of trees in novel ways.
Te Whangai Trust is an econursery growing native plants, and was developed by trainees learning new skills to help them find jobs. Te Whangai was a winner of the 2012 Social Innovation Award at the National Sustainable Business Network Awards. Visit the Te Whangi Trust Website http://www.tewhangai.com/
DYI BIOCHAR – IMPROVING TREE GROWTH, REDUCING FERTILISER USE, AND SEQUESTERING CARBON – Barry Batchelor
Barry Batchelor will demonstrate the construction and operation of a simple biochar reactor and discuss the role of biocarbon in sequestering carbon pumped out of the atmosphere by trees, and its value in improving tree growth, and reducing fertiliser use.
Barry Batchelor is an award winning organic gardener, a managing director of Black is Green Pty Ltd and founder of Black Earth Products . He has presented and run biochar workshops with agricultural, horticultural, garden and permaculture groups around Australia. Barry is at the forefront of grass roots biochar, and developed an open source, small scale, low emission batch gasification system which he refers to as a Fatboy Gasifier.