Albert Bates

Chelsea Green Publishing

Global Village Institute


Albert Bates is founder of the Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm in Tennessee, past president of Global Ecovillage Network, and author of 16 books on history, ecology, and the future, including The Biochar Solution and BURN: Using Fire to Cool the Planet. He was co-recipient of the first Right Livelihood Award (1980) for the work of his organization, Plenty, and his ecovillage, The Farm, in preserving the cultures of indigenous peoples. He designs drawdown ecovillages, ecodistricts, and economies.

Albert will be speaking at the North Carolina, Kansas Fairs


Check It Out!

Making Biochar Master Class

An intrepid explorer of alternative futures, Albert Bates examines all aspects of biochar to reverse climate change. Hear about a wide variety of production methods and equipment, conditioning for different purposes, and applications ranging from feed supplements and fertilizer to concrete, plasters, paints, fibers, plastics, and 3D printing. We CAN reverse climate change!
Modern Homesteading Keynote

Available In:

North Carolina, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Mother Earth News Stage
Kansas, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Building and Energy Stage

Getting Started with Biochar

Make biochar for your organic garden the permaculture way. Albert Bates demonstrates backpacker cookstoves that charge your watch and phone, top-lit updraft gasifiers (TLUDs) that capture wood vinegar and bio-oil, and how to make building blocks, recycled plastic, paints, and plasters. Learn to create, prepare, condition, and turbocharge your biochar to get the most from it. This is an interactive student practicum.
Modern Homesteading Renewable Energy

Available In:

North Carolina, Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Building and Energy Stage
Kansas, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage
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