May 28 @ 5:14 pm
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Join Karl Kaufman of Michigan Ecovillage and Paul McCullough of Sierra Club Regenerative Food & Agriculture Committee at Deanne Bednar’s Strawbale Studio in Oxford, Michigan for a Pit Kiln Biochar production demonstration, as well as a demonstration of small pyrolysis cookstoves, which also produce biochar. A tour of Strawbale Studio’s enchanting thatched roof natural buildings & grounds will follow.

Donations are welcomed.  Suggested, $10 — at the event, or join our Crowd Fundraiser online !  Proceeds will go to further the work of Strawbale Studio and also the Bio


Char education by Karl Kaufman.  This workshop is co-sponsored by Michigan Ecovillage, Strawbale Studio and Sierra Club.

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What are the Benefits of Bio Char? When Bio Char is put in the soil, it reduces carbon emissions by sequestering carbon, increases the number of beneficial soil microbes and soil fertility, and improves water retention, to name a few benefits. 

​The workshop will include a class on the process and benefits, plus we will be doing a burn with waste wood to make charcoal (Bio Char) in a pit in the ground at Strawbale Studio.


July 29, 2017
1:00 am - 5:00 pm


Strawbale Studio, Michigan EcoVillage, Sierra Club,


Strawbale Studio