Conservation Burning & Biochar Production Workshop(Grower)

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
6169 Airport Road
Paso Robles, CA

Vineyard Team
Phone: 805.466.2288

The Vineyard Team is partnering with the Sonoma Biochar Initiative to host a one-day workshop on the practice of conservation burning and biochar production, using a cleaner, open agricultural burn technique. Replanting of vineyards and burning of old vine material is a common practice by growers. By replacing conventional open burn methods with the conservation burn it is possible to reduce emissions (visible smoke and invisible chemicals and particles) from agricultural burns in your community and conserve resources, especially carbon. Attendees will also learn how to produce biochar, a valuable soil amendment, in the process. The workshop features both hands-on and classroom training. The morning classroom session will focus on the conservation burn technique, followed by a live burning demonstration in the field. This course will include the scientific theory behind the burning process, safety and permitting considerations, pile construction, burn management, and maximizing production of biochar.

$50.00 for Members / $75.00 for Non-Members

5.0 CCA CEU credits approved (3.0 Soil & Water Management; 2.0 Crop Management).



January 16th | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Classroom) & 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Field Demonstration) | Paso Robles

Host: J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines | 6169 Airport Rd. | Paso Robles, CA
Speakers: Raymond Baltar & Peter Hirst, Sonoma Biochar Initiative; Fritz Westover, Technical Program Manager,
Vineyard Team


Sponsored by: San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District