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Monday, 20 March 2017

Composting with Biochar Training Workshop - Malaysia, 5-6 April

Following on from the success of the Thailand biochar workshop (see earlier post below) the organisers of new workshop in Malaysia have agreed to open this up for public participation. Less than 3 weeks away so act fast if you are interested...

Composting with Biochar Training Workshop - Batu Pahat, 5-6 April

Top Fruits Sdn Bhd are the leading durian production, processing and exporting company in Malaysia. They will be hosting a compost training workshop at their farm and processing facilities near Batu Pahat on the 5th and 6th of April.

The training will be a mix of theory and practice (mainly practice), based on underlying permaculture principles and will draw in new innovation around the inclusion of biochar into the compost system. The training will be led by Harbir Gill, a well know local permaculturist, garden innovator and expert in compost production. He will be assisted by Trevor Richards, long time Malaysian resident and local expert on all things related to biochar.

The target audience is small to medium scale commercial horticulture and orchards /plantations. Don’t believe the entrenched dogma that composting in the tropics is not practical or economic... carbon is the future for sustainable soils and agriculture.

Program (preliminary)

Day 1
Composting production and application principles
Field session: Compost evaluation
Field session: Build a 3-bin compost system
Plantation tour - identify / recover biomass sources

Day 2
Biochar introduction
Building 1st compost heap
Compost amendments
Compost monitoring and improvement

Cost: RM250 /day
Transport: Car sharing from KL anticipated
Accommodation: plenty of options in and around Batu Pahat
Needs: outdoor clothing, hat, sunscreen,
Morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

For queries and booking:
Trina Wong: trinawong@fruits-tech.com.my, 012-223 3615
Trevor: trevor@soilcarbon.org.nz, 012-659 1430

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