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
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