Soil, Carbon, Climate and Biochar- the Rest of the Story

 Registration is closed for this event

Take a deep dive into living- and breathing- soils and the dazzling and interconnected, solar driven, plant mediated, health enhancing and climate stabilizing Carbon Cycle! 

How can we as gardeners, farmers and permaculturalists, most productively engage? What is biochar? What roles do life and diverse perennial plant systems play in building carbon in the soil? What is the “Liquid Carbon Pathway”? 

This class includes a biochar making demonstration!  

We’ll fire up a small clean- burning biochar making cookstove and likely an additional “open burn” technique. We feel it’s important to de-mystify the biochar making process by showing 1 or more ways to produce it.

About the Instructor

Dale Hendricks has been growing and propagating plants professionally since 1975 when he was fortunate to gain employment at Green Leaf Enterprises in Lancaster County, Pa. In 1988 he co-founded North Creek Nurseries, Inc along with current owner Steve Castorani in order to propagate and grow perennials and grasses with an emphasis on natives and garden selections of natives. In 2009 he founded Green Light Plants, LLC. To build carbon friendly and regenerative landscapes; growing native, woodland and permaculture plants, organically and joyfully. Since ’88 he lives in Landenberg, southern Chester County, Pa with his family where he gardens, propagates plants, and grows healthy soils.


Health and Safety

The Horn Farm Center is offering on-site educational programming with some modifications due to COVID-19. Multiple hand sanitizer stations are available. We will adjust as needed as time passes and things change.

In order to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff, participant expectations are as follows:

  • Participants are required to bring a mask and wear it when indoors, unless you are fully vaccinated. 
  • Do not attend if sick or recovering.


*Registration closes September 9, 2021.

*All programs are subject to change based on unforeseen circumstances including inclement weather. Participants will receive an email and phone call if there are any program changes or cancellations.  

*Parking is along the field above the farmhouse. Meet on the farmhouse lawn.

*All payments for single day classes & workshops are non-refundable. Canceled registrations or no-shows will be considered donations unless Horn Farm Center cancels the program. Thank you for supporting regenerative farming and educational programs at the Horn Farm Center.

September 11th, 2021 2:00 PM through  5:00 PM
4945 Horn Rd
York, PA 17406
United States
Phone: (717) 757-6441
Event Fee(s)
Biochar class fee $25.00