Albert Bates

The Farm

Chelsea Green Publishing, New Society Publishers, The Book Publishing Company


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 Polyface Farm Fair.


Check It Out!

Biochar Basics

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 Organic Gardening

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Polyface Farm, Workshop time to be determined
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