March 19, 2016 at PLACE for Sustainable Living in Oakland.
Jump into the fiery world of applied biochar with this immersive workshop for land managers, gardeners, farmers, policy makers, soil builders, and climate activists. See examples using biochar for wastewater filtration, rooftop farming and vertical gardening .
• How to make biochar and biochar kilns
• Sustainable procurement of feedstocks
• Biochars’ potential and role in atmospheric CO2 reduction and climate stabilization
• Optimizing biochar production (pyrolysis) for beneficial properties
• Emissions analysis from wildfire, RX burns and gasification
• Biofiltration and bioremediation applications
• Usage of biochar as a soil amendment, cation exchange capacity, adsorption
• Domestic uses
BEAR KAUFMANN: Chief Science Officer at All Power Labs, Bear has a deep interest and knowledge base in energy and sustainable power generation on the individual user scale. He has orchestrated numerous studies on the efficacy of characterized biochar. Bear’s main focus at ALL Power Labs is developing control systems, engineering and design review and conducting research to inform and motivate product development. Bear has a B.S. in Environmental Studies-Earth System Science from San Francisco State University. More at www.allpowerlabs.com
AMANDA JOY RAVENHILL is the Director of Project Drawdown. She brings her passion and expertise in environmental and social justice to the organization’s solution-based approach to addressing climate change. Prior to Project Drawdown, Amanda was a Professor of Sustainable Business at Presidio Graduate School. Amanda is an established expert and speaker in the fields of Systems Thinking, Climate Change, Regenerative Design, and Biochar. She received an M.B.A. in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School, and received a B.A. in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
NIK BERTULIS: Nik is a designer, builder and teacher who loves making and using biochar. He is currently design coordinator at PLACE For Sustainable Living where he has built char kilns and rocket mass heaters. Nik enjoys studying fire ecology and recently co-founded the California Center for Natural History. He has been professor of Sustainability at Merritt College and the San Francisco Art Institute and he has a B.A.S. in Ecological Design from Colorado College. You can read more about his work at www.nikbertulis.com
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