The Wonders of Biochar

Categories: Cooking Classes
Oct. 6th
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center
51 Charles Ave., Middlebury, VT 05753

Join Debbie Cook and Emily Landenberger to learn more about the miraculous substance known as biochar!  Discover its potential for creating healthy soils, combating climate change, and explore different methods of producing biochar on your farm or homestead! Debbie discovered biochar while working at the North and South Rivers Watershed Association as communications director and state-wide coordinator of Greenscapes, a land care program. Since then, she has been on a journey to learn and share about this amazing substance, including a 6-week trip to the Amazon where she lived with the Kechwa people who are believed to have invented biochar 6000 years ago! Emily has been experimenting with small-scale biochar production and will share some of the ways that her family is utilizing this magical substance on her homestead in Weybridge – including as an integral part of their humanure composting system.

All Co-op classes at the Hannaford Career Center are $30 or free for members of the Co-op’s Food For All program. In an effort to provide a safe experience, we ask that all class participants are vaccinated and masks are required for the duration of the class. Classes are capped at 12 participants. Enrollment is first-come, first-served. Please register for classes at least one week in advance by contacting Denise Senesac at the Hannaford Career Center by phone at (802) 382-1004 or by email at