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2013 North American Biochar Symposium NESFI Events:

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Farmer Workshop

Sunday, October 13th, 1–4pm

Join fellow farmers and gardeners in a highly stimulating presentation/workshop about what biochar is (and is not) along withdetails about how and why biochar can help you achieve your growing goals. Learn about the benefits of soil conditioning with biochar, application techniques and amounts, carbon stability, and other practical advice. Rachel Hestrin from Cornell University will deliver a hands on technical presentation and field expert David Yarrow will review his extensive SARE grant trials.

LOCATION: NESFI, 275 Jackson Street, Belchertown, MA

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Tech Field Day

Thursday, October 17th, 9am–4pm

From small camp stoves to large combined heat and biochar units, there will be a variety of technologies for making biochar. Learn about the art of pyrolysis and biochar production from many industry experts. This might be the most exciting thing you've learned about in a long time! For questions or more details about attending or exhibiting, contact Christoph Pollatos, co-founder of Biochar Central, at

LOCATION: NESFI, 275 Jackson Street, Belchertown, MA

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