Thursday, July 02, 2009
Carbon Farming Conference November 4-5, 2009
This year's conference will be held in the run up to Copenhagen and the launch of the Australian Voluntary Soil Carbon Market.
The world's politicians have woken up to the fact that food is a Climate Change hot button. Humanity can adapt to many changes, but it cannot go without food... SO the soil carbon market is coming and we must prepare. All sessions this year will be practical: how to increase soil carbon, how to get involved, etc.
Members are invited to comment and make recommendations.
CONFERENCE THEME: Fix The Soil. Feed The World. Save The Planet.
CONFERENCE CONTENT: Showcasing the latest in science, farmer innovation, trading opportunities and carbon farming methodologies.
CONFERENCE VENUE - Orange Field Day Site.
CONFERENCE FORMAT: Two day seminar, with break out sessions.
PRE-CONFERENCE BEGINNERS’ SEMINAR: CARBON 101 - half day seminar.
POST CONFERENCE BUS TRIP: Optional one day bus tour to surrounding properties.
CONFERENCE AWARDS: Annual Carbon Cocky awards
SPEAKERS: The top experts in their fields are being invited.
TOPICS: Soil Carbon Strategies
Soil Carbon Standards: Who Has One? How Do You Get One?
Soil Carbon Practices: How Do They Fit Together
Soil Carbon Biology: How to Manage Your Microbes
Soil Carbon & Water: How To Read Your Landscape
Soil Carbon & Weeds: What Is Your Vegetation Trying To Tell You?
Soil Carbon & Food: How To Grow Healthy Humans
Soil Carbon & Trees: How To Mix and Match Vegetation
Soil Carbon & Science: How To De-Code Scientific Reports
Soil Carbon Trading: What's The Deal? Who Gets What?
Soil Carbon Research: What Happened To The Money?
Soil Carbon & Manure: Dung Beetles
Soil Carbon & Horticulture: Big Results From Small Areas
Soil Carbon Baselining: How To Get Started
Soil Carbon & BioFerts: How To Choose
Soil Carbon & Soil Type: What's The Limit?
Soil Carbon & Biodiversity: How to Measure Your Progress
Soil Carbon & Production: How To Get A Premium For Your Produce
Soil Carbon & Permaculture: How Does It Help?
Soil Carbon & Fire: When Is It Cool To Burn?
Soil Carbon & Biochar: How Does it Work?
Compost tea making.
Vehicle emissions burial as fertiliser.
Soil core sampling.
Soil biology under the microscope.
BRING YOUR SOIL SAMPLE
Microscope photographs of your soil microbes available.
BRING YOUR INPUT NUMBERS
Use a carbon calculator to estimate your likely position.
CONFERENCE DINNER: Carbon Cocky Awards.
Posted by Michael Kiely at 2:27 PM