Recording of the webinar is available for purchase. We will send you the webinar on Sunday, 5th July after we have uploaded it.
Duration is 1.5 hours.
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Dennis is a leading figure of biochar production in New Zealand. He has a wealth of knowledge and will explain biochar and its benefits for the soil. He will explain pyrolysis, the burning time and temperature needed to create biochar. He will give examples of biochar production, equipment needed and how production can look like on a farm.
Cornelia has attended one of Dennis's workshops in the past and has built a kiln to a plan that Dennis promotes. She will share the measurements for an easy DIY kiln as well as costs. A hands-on video of biochar production at KoruKai Herb Farm will provide the bridge from theory to practice. She will explain step-by-step how to create biochar on the farm and what things to consider on a practical level as well as charging the biochar on the farm.
At the end of the webinar there will be room for questions.
When you are signed up you will get the recording of the webinar (password secured, valid for 3 months) so you can watch it again to take in this valuable information. You will also able to watch it later in case your have a power outage or internet failure.
In case Dennis or Cornelia has an internet failure, we will have to reschedule the webinar.
Tutor: Dennis Enright
Managing Director of New Zealand Biochar Ltd.
Dennis has a strong interest in soil and sustainable food production and, as a consequence, promotes organic and sustainable growing practices, and the role biochar can play in such systems.
Dennis is the founding Chair of the Biochar Network NZ, (BNNZ) an industry focused organisation.
Host: Cornelia Holten
MEd (Integrative Learning), Certificate in Organic Horticulture, Herbal Medicine and The Soil Food Web
Cornelia is an herbalist and slow food educator with a passion for simple living, DIY, herbs and self-sufficiency. A certificate in Organic Horticulture, the Soil Food Web, an Apprenticeship in Herbal Medicine and living on a farm in Pigeon Bay equip her with a lot of knowledge and experience with growing food and living a healthy life.
She is teaching workshops on sustainable food systems, whole foods, fermentation, primal diets and organic gardening. A thirst for knowledge and a passion for new scientific studies keep her well informed on those topics.
About KoruKai Herb Farm
On KoruKai Herb Farm we grow over 80 medicinal herbs and turn them into herbal teas, herbal remedies and skin care products. Everything is grown spray-free and organically with an integrated pest and disease management. We grow all our vegetables, eggs, meat and some fruit for the year on the farm and sell surplus to the local community. We measure the nutrient density in our vegetables and herbs with a Brix meter and do soil tests on a regular basis to help us with decision making. We implement permaculture principles wherever possible trying to close the "loop". We have a composting toilet and use water harvesting techniques like swales on contour on our hilly block. We keep Wiltshire sheep, ducks, chickens and weaner pigs. We have a Jersey house cow and transform the milk into butter, cheese and yoghurt.
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