|Rates – Registration closes on August 17th!|
|Regular Registration – Prior to July 30||$325|
|Late Registration – July 30 and After||$375|
|Pre-Conference Workshops||$20/each or $35/both|
|Post-Conference Field Day*||$35|
Included in Registration:
- Welcome Reception – Monday August 22, 5-7pm
- BBQ Dinner – Tuesday, August 23
Guests are welcome to attend for an additional $30
Workshops: August 22 from 9-11am & 1-3pm
Pre-Conference Workshops $20 each, $35 if attending both ($5 discount):
Workshops run Monday, August 22 from 9-11am and 1-3pm
Title: Garden Alchemy … Turning Biochar into tomatoes…?
Description: Come and learn practical information and applied techniques regarding the many distinct ways biochar can assist in growing great tasting and nutritious vegetables. Tomatoes will be used as an example. These “garden scaled” approaches, developed over the past 10 years, also contribute to long term soil health, as well as, divert food residue from landfills.
Mike Flynn, Biospecific, Richfield, WI http://wearebiospedific.com/
Bio: Michael Flynn, known as “Mike the Worm Guy” has 30 years of experience in the food industry, including food safety and regulatory compliance. He specializes in organic and “chem-lite” approaches which incorporate a variety of tools, such as cell-burst technology, biochar, compost tea, and vermicompost.
Title: Preparing Biochar for Use in Soil
Description: Learn how to prepare biochar and apply it to soil for optimum, rapid effects in production agriculture and homestead gardens. The focus will be on carbon & minerals, and on carbon & microbes.
David Yarrow, Soil & Carbon Consultant at Terra Char www.dyarrow.org/CarbonSmart/
Bio: David is probably best known for his “4 M’s”: Moisten, Mineralize, Micronize, Microbial inoculation which emphasizes the use of char in biological systems. He has worked for years helping farmers use biochar to improve fertility, reduce fertilizer costs and improve productivity.
Post Conference Field Tour: August 25 from 9:00am – 1:00pm
Title: Biochar Field Day – From Production to Practice
Description: Spend the morning with biochar producers and researching in and around Corvallis. The group will explore a biochar production facility to learn about biochar production from feedstock preparation and biochar production and modification. We will also take a tour of the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture and the USDA Agricultural Research Service laboratories to meet with researchers and see in progress experiments that demonstrate the effects of biochar on crop growth and production.
The cost for this field trip will be $35, which will be billed once the minimum number (20) of registrants sign up. If the minimum number of registrants is not met the field trip will not take place.
Cancellation requests must be made in writing to [email protected] two (2) weeks prior to the start of the conference. Cancellation requests received by that time will receive a refund of registration fees minus a $50 administrative fee. Substitutions may be allowed. Please contact the conference organizers for approval.