The £90 full course fee is part subsidised, so this is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience and knowledge of the whole charcoal making process.
Day one: Theory behind charcoal making, including examples of different types of charcoal production. Preparing and filling the kiln, ready for an overnight burn – with an option to stay on site in rudimentary accommodation. The course sessions will be based in a woodland near Abermiwl, Powys.
Day two: Complete the burn, look at different burning techniques, including oil drum. Biochar workshop, wood gassification and biochar production on small scale. Making a biochar cooker.
Day three: Emptying the kiln, grading and analyzing the resulting charcoal – participants will be able to take away charcoal for themselves.
Who is course for?
- Small holders and farmers
- Forest school leaders
- Permaculture enthusiasts
- Woodland managers
- And anyone with a practical interest in the subject area
What does it include?
- Basic overnight accommodation in static caravan (optional)
- Daytime shelter (bring warm and waterproof clothing)
- Refreshments, bring lunch items to share, there will be a cooking fire and pots.
- Make and keep charcoal to take home.