2-day biochar workshop this weekend in massachusetts!

posted October 15, 2015

October 17 & 18, 2015
9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Kittredge Farm, 24 Hillsville Road, North Brookfield, MA 01535
Cost: $150.00 for both days, with Financial Assistance available, and for more information on this, please contact Gary Neves, Course Administrator (gary@bionutrient.org)

Biochar is yet another tool in the toolbox of regenerative agriculture! In the last two decades, Biochar has and is receiving more attention of its benefits to agriculture and of its other uses. This Biochar 2-day Workshop with Gary Gilmore will have both a lecture component and a hands-on component, where attendees will learn how to make an efficient and easy to build Biochar burner, produce biochar during the 2-day Workshop, and learn of a variety of uses of biochar, from producing fuel, to run engines and heat greenhouses, to producing wood vinegar, and more! Whether you are a novice or have some experience, this Biochar 2-day Workshop is for every one! Learning to make biochar on site, for your farms, fields, and gardens, is a wonderfully inexpensive soil amendment, with much potential benefit to receive!



principle: turn the tables

posted November 20, 2014

Sometimes the most compelling way to expose an injustice is to flip it around and visit it upon the powerful.

Remember the great scene from “Erin Brockovich” where the hero brings a glass of contaminated water to a meeting with the companies her clients have accused of contaminating their drinking water. “You claim this water is perfectly safe to drink?” she says. “Okay, drink this,” and she places the glass of water before them. When they refuse, the injustice of the situation is laid bare for all to see. She has “turned the tables.”

People have an innate sense of fairness, but don’t always see the injustices happening around them. By taking an existing unjust situation and dramatically flipping it back upon its source, you can highlight the inherent asymmetry and activate people’s sense of fairness. Turning the tables like this can be an effective means of garnering public support as well as undercutting the moral authority of your target. Click HERE to read more about the principle of turning the tables!

Also, Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for the Revolution, is a fantastic activist resource. Check it out!