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Carbon Science:Carbon Culture

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The Living Classroom

1 Killarney Gap Road

Bingara

Kandos, NSW 2848

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Carbon is one of the most abundant elements in the Universe, and in our bodies. It gives us fire, diamonds, graphite and coal, and is embedded in everything we grow and consume. Friend and foe, creator and destroyer, Carbon is a source of fertility in our landscapes and chaos in our climate.

Join us for a fascinating workshop at The Living Classroom (TLC) with artists, farmers and scientists, to gain a fresh perspective on Carbon.

We will:

  • Learn about biochar a charcoal-based soil additive that has been used to re-purpose farm waste and build soil fertility for centuries. We will hear from those directly involved in the Biochar for Sustainable Soils (B4SS) project, active in China, Ethiopia, Kenya, Indonesia, Vietnam and Peru.

  • Build a Kon-Tiki biochar kiln on site and produce a batch of biochar that you can take home with you.

  • See a charcoal drum oven at work.

  • Learn about the recently launched Carbon Farm, a world-first demonstration site at TLC supporting farmers to explore carbon sequestration methods and showcasing their options.



This workshop is facilitated by:

Ruy Anaya de la Rosa (environmental scientist/ B4SS project director)

Adam Blakester (sustainability entrepreneur/founding Director of Starfish Initiatives)

Georgie Pollard, Alex Wisser, Jono Bolitho, Laura Fisher (artists)

Rick Hutton (educator/CEO, The Living Classroom)

Garry McDouall (farmer/Chair, The Carbon Farm)



Cost: $20 per adult. Children welcome!

What to bring: some lunch – we will provide damper, soup, tea and coffee. Wear sensible clothes and shoes for working outdoors.

Contact: Rick Hutton 0438 355 197 or rhutton@gwydir.nsw.gov.au

Get in quick, places are limited!!


This workshop is part of the "An artist, a farmer & a scientist walk into a bar…" (AFS) project. AFS is a major creative arts initiative connecting artists, farmers and scientists in a series of collaborations designed to challenge and change the way we look at land in regional NSW. It is an initiative of KSCA (Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation), an artist collective based in regional NSW, working in partnership with Cementa Inc., The Living Classroom, Starfish Initiatives and Arts North West. It has been generously funded by a Regional Partnerships Grant from Create NSW.


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The Living Classroom

1 Killarney Gap Road

Bingara

Kandos, NSW 2848

Australia

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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