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Old School biochar training

Biochar weekend burn 31st Jan – 1st Feb. All welcome

Biochar weekend burn 31st Jan – 1st Feb. All welcome.

Old School biochar training

Our Next Series of Workshops starts weekend 31st – 1st.

In this installment of Biochar tuition. You will be making premium biochar whilst you learn the following concepts.

1. Correct electric fence erection.
2. Movement of cows into a new section of forest.
3. Following a Grazing plan.
4. Retrieval of downed wood via Ute and trailer.
5. Retrieval of full tree with tractor.
6. Processing trees with chainsaws.
7. Processing logs with wood splitter.
8. Stockpiling split wood near the Moxham’s for later use.
9. Correct use of Moxham biochar Kiln.
10. Shelter making. (A new shed for Biochar storage)

Join Charmaster Dolph Cooke at biochar industries kunghur for an action packed 2 day Biochar weekend training. Including shift work Saturday night as we make biochar right through the night. This opportunity is also very well suited for you to trial out your camping equipment and or Survival preparations.

Biochar weekend trainings will put you in full immersion with others who are skilling up biochar and other agricultural skilsets.
Nothing is taboo in these times and learning how to make nutrient dense foods is a must if you want to stay healthy.
Bring your presentations or documentaries to share.


Is by Donation.
Please consider donating to our cause what ever you can afford. We also accept all manners of farm and garden tools / Plants / Materials Etc. Energy exchanges are also a valid contribution so if you are good at Photos / Videos / Blogging / Website / basically anything that will help us with the work load please let us know so we can organise it.

There are so much dietary needs that you must bring and prepare your own food. We will be doing communal meals and cooking facilities are available.

Biochar Weekend Biochar training

What to Bring.
Food for yourself and to share with others.
Beverages as above. (Alcoholic Drinks are fine)
Camping gear inc tents and swags.
Work clothes and boots.
Video / Cameras
Your Donation.

Where to go.
Biochar Industries Kunghur NSW. Our Location.

RSVP dolph@biocharproject.org

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Charmaster Dolph with more goodies

Biochar learning camp. 20th Dec 2014.

Biochar learning camp.

Folks we had a sensational session on the 20 – 21st December.
Highlights are: –

Brand new PH – Moisture tester was acquired by synchronicity you know Hill of Abundance style. It is made in Japan no battery works instantly off 3 types of metals and has a life time warranty. Old school technology and robust design.

Biochar training

I have triple checked the hemp plots for PH Hemp Trial Biochar Project style is here.  It is so much easier than mixing soil with white powder and purple drops and so much more accurate as the needle sits on a physical number. Check it out.

We gain a lot of Info from Scott’s very knowledgeable Permaculture teaching style. He says its exactly how Bill Mollison teaches it. Once the Student understands how to use the manual Properly then he can add there own flavor of creativity. This is a very important factor in keepi9ng the permaculture concept understood.

PDC Training with Scott

Once the theroy was completed we headed off into the garden to practice what we just learnt. Up in the Garden we had many hands and we got much done .

PDC with Scotty and Biochar training

Marcel was helping us understand that the canopy of support plants help moderate the soil temprature. In the next photo you can see him scientifically checking the facts.

hemp Plant shadeAnd here he is again scientifically showing us how high the plants have grown since the last workshop.

My plants are this HighCharmaster Dolph with another box of goodies Organically raised on the hill of abundance. Our certified organic Market Garden.

Charmaster Dolph with more goodiesAnd I almost forgot. On Saturday afternoon we had tool sharpening expert Dr Phil Vardy from Brisbane Organic growers Inc. Give us a demonstration of his tool sharpening techniques. He brought with him a very high tech low speed sharpening setup which he taught us how it works and the philosophy behind sharpening and metallurgy.

Phil said do you have any tools I can sharpen. OMG a dream come true I said hell yeah and raced off to the shipping container to gather up all things blunt.

A box of Blunt blades  )

Little did I know that so did the other participants. So when I got back we had a huge haul of things to sharpen. Including all our kitchen knives.

all our blunt knives were sharpened.Scotty and Marcel set up security barriers around the Moxham and even carved in a set of stairs so we can be much safer around the fire at Night. Having this barrier was set out in the review of the Moxham made by Black is Green Pty Ltd. Another O H and S feature we have implemented. Thank you for your guidance Dr James Joyce.

Saftey barrier around the Moxham.

End of the update I hope you enjoyed.


Charmaster Dolph Cooke


Biochar learning camp Double digging the beds at the hemp trial

Biochar, Permaculture and self-reliance deep Immersion training.

December 20th and 21st 2014. Biochar learning camp.

Payment = via anonymous donation to tin on table and or Donating materials / tools / useful items to the project.

FOOD = Another bring your own event + bring some to share. Extra brownie points for bringing awesome home-made food and recipes.

WHAT TO BRING = Work Clothes, Hearing protection, Hat , Gloves , Boots, swimmers , everything you need to be comfortable.

WHERE TO GO. Biochar Industries. Map here. and Here Dolph will provide you with more info via an email request.

THIS PROGRAM = Enriching Biochar.

Friday When you arrive till when you crash hang out with Dolph help on projects and sit down to a good meal. Talk till you drop. Setup camp etc.

Saturday at the Biochar learning camp.

Rise till 8am Enjoy the Hill of Abundance.

8am – 11 am Blue Knob Farmers Market for a Christmas community bash.

You will get to observe and interact with a community of like minded people. Which we will later discuss in depth to enhance our learning’s.

Noon. Back to the Project.

1pm LUNCH.

2pm Holistic Land Management Biological testing. Also known as Kids and Darts Test.

3pm Enriching Biochar a New Presentation by Charmaster Dolph Cooke.

4pm Hands on in the enrichment area.

5.30pm Biochar Trial area to create a New Biochar Trail Plot.

7pm Dinner.

8pm Draw up Roster for Tending the Fire then start the ceremony.

8.15pm Light up the Moxham and have a group discussion. Until we drop.

Sunday at the Biochar learning camp.

Till Dawn wake up the folks next on the roster then get yourself some.

7am Breakfast and extinguish the Moxham. Crush etc.


8am till Finish. Scott says Hi everyone on the final day I will take all the space left for workshops and start an informal permaculture primer which will cover most of the first module of the pdc, will that work in? We can walk around and make some observations too.

ScottRSVP for your place and instructions how to get here. Dolph@biocharproject.org

 You will Gain from our Biochar learning camp.

biochar learning,  Biochar training,  biochar education, biochar experiential learning, deep biochar understanding, biochar knowing, biochar knowledge.
Charmaster Dolph Cooke.

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Biology of biochar how to make it charmaster dolph's way

Biochar Training, full immersion weekend 29th Nov.

Biochar Training, full immersion weekend 29th Nov. 2954 Kyogle road Kunghur Northern Rivers NSW.

Biochar Training, full imersion weekend 29th Nov.

Biochar training is so much enjoyable with a good crowd. Here are folks learning in our biochar industries workspace.

Hello Folks,

A long awaited update from Biochar Project Australia / Biochar Industries.

We are doing a full immersion biochar training weekend on Saturday the 29th of November.
It will be a full weekend and we will be doing the following.

Collect stockpile wood.
Process wood.

Group Presentation (biochar basics).
Measure and nut out a trial garden.

Burn at twighlight with ceremony then dinner.

Depending on how many attend.
Individual 30 min presentations with Q and A as we take turns tending the fire.
Shift tending.
Quenching the next day.

Crushing, grading and enrichment of biochar.

If you would like to be involved please book in with Charmaster Dolph so he can get you all the info you need to arrive out here in the forest.

This biochar training event is FREE.

A couple of great friends asked me to do up a program and a packing list so thanks guys here it is.

Program for biochar training.

Arrive Friday night if you like for a 9 am Saturday Start
9am in the forest for a brief
9.15 Start on timber haul
10.30 Morning tea
11.00 Timber haul
1.00 pm Lunch
2.15 pm a Biochar Presentation + Q & A
3.00 pm Into the hill of abundance to set up a Biochar Trial area
4.30 pm Groups Timber haul if we need, Splitting and Processing, Planting hemp
5.00 pm Fruit
5.15 Change Groups
6.30 Showers Dam chillout ready for Dinner
7.00 pm Dinner starting to go Dark
7.30 pm Light the Moxham , Fire ceremony and have a big get together around it all night long
Depending on the stamina of the audience every 30 mins I can do a one on one Presentation and Q and A for anything folks may not quiet get yet

Taking shifts lieing on our swags around the moxham all night long keeping the biochar coming.
Early Sunday Morning
5am ish We will prepare to extinguish the Moxham
6am Tip over and hoe out the contents
7am Breakfast using TLUDS
8am Attempt to Grind and grade the Biochar (so you can see what it is we Do)
9am Conditioning and enriching Biochar
10 am Apply the Biochar (Previously Enriched a few days earlier ) To the Biochar Plot
12.30 Lunch and Farwell

Pack to bring

Food that you eat.
Food that you want to share.
Work clothes and boots gloves etc.
Swimmers and towels.
Old favorite garden tools.
Swag and sleeping bags or equiv.
teas and supplements.
Every thing you need to have a great time.
Tent if you want to.
Vibrant attitude 😛
Campfire stories.
Videos and cameras.
Notebook and pencils.

We have 240v power available to charge gadgets etc.

How does that sound Guys ??

Thank you for your attention and please share with friends in any manner you like.

Charmaster Dolph


A pic of the book biochar revolution

biochar learning circle debut. World first.

Biochar Learning Circle World’s first.

A biochar learning circle will be held on Saturday the 2nd of July 2011. We are looking for a central venue between Murwillumbah and Nimbin Northern NSW.

Stay tuned for the venue.

biochar Learning Circle logo

Learning Circles logo

Biochar Learning Circles has been created by Dr Paul Wildman, PhD. Extensive practical concepts compiled by Charmaster Dolph Cooke.

With text from the Australian Biochar Book by Dr Paul Taylor, PhD.

This scientifically tested method of learning will be the fastest way for you to integrate biochar and its benefits into your body of knowledge.

Learning circles go for a period of 6 – 12 weeks  with meetings weekly or fortnightly. This depends on the participants.

This very first Biochar Learning Circle will be offered at a discounted rate. $70.00 for the Book,DVD’s, Learning circle guide booklet, the facilitator.
$10.00 each time we meet to cover hall / facilitator travel etc.

What you get.

The Biochar Learning Circles manual booklet.

A dvd of Geoff Moxham’s last public workshop.

A dvd of the latest biochar workshop at Uki.

The Biochar Revolution Book.

Access to Biochar Industries Biochar education centre Kunghur.

Biochar learning circles facilitators Paul Wildman and Dolph Cooke.

At each session you will be integrating knowledge at your own speed. You will have the chance to ask questions / give advice / share insights with other like minded people. The friendly atmosphere and the life experience of the other participants will help you quickly comprehend what biochar is all about.

From beginner to world expert there are huge learning benefits for everyone.

Biochar is being hailed the world over for its many extraordinary benefits.
Climate change, Waste management, Alternative fuels, Agricultural inputs and many other cutting edge environmental aspects.

Please email your intentions to attend to dolph@biocharproject.org subject Biochar Learning Circles 1st event.

Biochar Industries Kunghur NSW is dedicated to making education easily accessible to everyone. Through our unique sustainable and holistic approach.
Our goal is to let the truth be known on all aspects of our Industry and to use education as a tool to better our planet.