2019 Calendar of Events
Biochar in Regenerative Agriculture – Khory Hancock
Khory Hancock is an Environmental and Sustainability Advisor, that focuses on climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. Khory has worked across a number of different industries, and has a particular interest in and passion for carbon farming. Regenerative Agriculture is a term used to describe an integrated approach to sustainable land management that incorporates practices such as moving livestock in herds and rotating them into different cells to then allow that land to regenerate. ANZBI see this trend towards regenerative agriculture as an opportunity to assist the mainstreaming of biochar (still considered an expensive input by farmers if made to IBI standards), by incorporating smaller and incremental amounts to a holistic management system.
Wednesday 19 & Thursday 20
(rescheduled from March)
NZ Biochar Workshops
Biochar for Beef, Dairy & Avocado Health & Productivity
Two workshops over two days, March 6 & 7, 2019 featuring Doug Pow, an Innovative Beef & Avocado Grower who is getting great success with both his cattle and avocados using biochar. Melissa Rebbeck is a researcher who has tested biochar to improve pastures and is now working on milk quality in dairy cattle by feeding them biochar. Shaun Forgie, is a world renowned dung beetle specialist, he will present on what species of dung beetles are doing well in NZ soils and his experience with biochar.
Winter Online Webinar
Date and topic to be announced.
Spring Online Webinar
Date and topic to be announced
Sunday 20 – Tuesday 22
1st ANZ Biochar Study Tour
The Green Triangle Region (S.A./Victoria)
The 3 day Study Tour at great locations in Mt Gambier and Tantanoola, South Australia and Portland, Victoria (the Green Triangle Region) will be Sunday 20 to Tuesday 22 October. Study Tour Intent is to attract and involve potential commercial scale users of biochar. Delegates will learn the practicalities of using biochar at commercial scale and be empowered with knowledge and contacts to become a new commercial scale activist user of biochar.
For more information and to register click on the information flyer on the right. ANZBI Members apply coupon code member20off at checkout for a further 20% discount on prices.
Thursday 24 – Saturday 26
3rd ANZ Biochar Conference
Melbourne Metropolitan Region
The 3 day Conference will be held in the Melbourne Metropolitan Region, often referred to as ‘cultural capital of Australia’ and is hosted by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), at their historic Melbourne City Campus with a field trip to Templestowe & RMIT’s laboratories. The event will be held from Thursday October 24 to Saturday October 26.
ANZBC19 programme will involve; *10 x 30 minute plenary sessions and 40 x 20 minute concurrent sessions The following topic areas apply; (i) biochar for soil, plants and trees (ii) biochar for animal feed (iii) biochar for building materials (iv) biochar for road materials (v) biochar for water filtration & soil remediation
To submit an abstract and register for the event click on the information flyer on the right. ANZBI Members apply coupon code member20off at checkout for a further 20% discount on prices.