Making & Using Biochar * Woodgas Workshop

by Shift Bristol
on Monday 21 Jan 2013

type: Event Notice
topic: The Environment
region: South West
event time: Saturday 16 Feb 2013 10:00
Making and Using Biochar and Woodgas - with Ed Revill

Saturday 16th February 2013

10.00am - 4.30pm

Cost: £25 (Includes vegan soup)

Subsidised places available please email;

Trinity Community Gardens, Trinity Road, Bristol, Avon BS2 0NW

To book a place please email:

This workshop is for anyone wanting to understand how to make and use biochar producing stoves and heating systems and how to use biochar to improve soil health and resilience for increased crop production.

This simple technology can enable you to produce your own domestic energy and grow your own crops whilst reversing the causes of climate change and enriching the Earth.

Breakdown of the day:

Morning session, 10 til 1;

Food and Energy Sovereignty
-The old system; factory farming and soil erosion.
-Solutions; reclaiming food sovereignty and stabilising carbon in soil.Biochar Stoves.
-Including top light up draught (tlud) stove principles, benefits and demo.

Biochar Producing Heating, Cooking and Hot Water Systems. 

- Biochar Rocket Stoves; bringing biochar stoves indoors.
- Understanding the principles, Including demonstrations.
- How to build a system (if you know a welder)

Lunch - including the chance to ask further questions and play with gasifiers.

Afternoon session 2 til 4.30;

Biochar and Wood Vinegar Production.
-demo (and risks).

Biochar to Optimise Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungae, Glomalin and Soil Aggregates.
-Making soils resistant to climate change whilst reversing the causes of climate change.
-Mimicking nature; less bacterial more AMF activity.
-Making Biochar Mineral Complexes demo.

New Systems
-Using biochar heating systems in conjunction with tree bogs and agroforestry.