The biochar workshop held in Bendigo and Elmore was enjoyed by all of our participants. Just under 50 people attended the Friday evening information session and 34 spent the whole weekend getting down and dirty with biochar.
Our presenters were world leading experts Professor Stephen Joseph (pictured above) and Dr Paul Taylor. Russell Burnett of Biochar Energy Systems hosted the workshop and also presented on his work in developing biochar burners.
Our participants came from every mainland state and were from a wide range of backgrounds. They included a great mix of farmers and gardeners. Some were new to biochar and others already knew a lot but loved the opportunity to learn about the latest research in making and using biochar.
There was lots of hands-on practice in making different biochars in different types of biochar burners. Some even made burners from recycled drums.
The participants shared plenty of good food and fun. On the Saturday evening we enjoyed a bbq and a drink (or two) while sitting around some biochar stoves – a great update on the usual campfire.