Mendocino FarmHack: Fuel Farming for the 21st Century

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The theory behind FarmHack is to create "an Open Source Community for Resilient Agriculture," and we believe that an essential step towards community resiliency is to evaluate and transform our energy footprint. Measure S put us ahead of the crowd in regaining local sovereignty, but we must take the next steps in ensuring that our fuel comes to us sustainably and responsibly, and preferably locally.

Mendocino County will host its first FarmHack at the Little Lake Grange and Ridgewood Ranch in Willits, CA this December 6-7. The theme is Fuel Farming For the 21st Century and we hope that this open source forum will bring forward innovations, ideas, and solutions applicable to our contexts as farmers, business owners and citizens.

Organized by the Mendocino Alcohol Fuel Group, the Grange Farm School, and the Greenhorns, this weekend long symposium will bring together business owners, engineers and mechanics, farmers and homescale producers to explore the possibilities of ethanol production and use.

A series of lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and demonstrations will provide a comprehensive knowledge of this renewable, sustainable fuel source with an emphasis on how we as a community can collaborate and reduce our waste stream and our petroleum addiction.

Tour the 300 gallon Ridgewood Ranch still, learn about home scale distillation, explore the many options for feed stocks and more!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Little Lake Grange #670
291 School Street, Willits, CA 95490
Continental Breakfast
Greetings & Introductions
Keynote Speakers:
Ruthie King Grange Farm School
Cody Bartholomew Ridgewood Ranch
John Wick Marin Carbon
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Ridgewood Ranch’s
Metal Shop
16200 N. Hwy 101, Willits, CA 95490
Luncheon
“Show & Tell” tables and presenters, workshops and demos
Tours of the Still Shed, Ridgewood Ranch, and the Grange Farm School

Sunday, December 7, 2014

7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Little Lake Grange #670
291 School Street, Willits, CA 95490
Continental Breakfast
Greetings and Introductions
Panel Presentations & Discussion:
Linda Collister Fire Marshall
Charlie Acker KZYX Environmental Hour
Cody Bartholomew Ridgewood Ranch
Damon Knutson Solstice Enterprises
Teisha Mechetti Moonlightning Fuels
Debbie Baron Mendocino Alcohol Fuel Group
Jerome Carman Redwood Coast Energy Authority
Concluding Keynote Speaker:
Jerome Carman Redwood Coast Energy Authority
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Ridgewood Ranch’s
Metal Shop
16200 N. Hwy 101, Willits, CA 95490
Luncheon
“Show & Tell” tables and presenters, workshops and demos
Tours of the Still Shed, Ridgewood Ranch, and the Grange Farm School

For more information contact: info@grangefarmschool.org or call (707) 397 0490

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Join us for Farm Hack Mendocino!