Eco-charcoal making class now available at the Woodlands 2000 Trust's dryland demo woodlot in Kisaju, Isinya.

Learn how to grow and make your own free charcoal with a Cookswell drum kiln using ONLY branches and twigs instead of cutting down a whole tree. 

The course includes 5 free acacia tree seedlings, 1 packet of 100 acacia tree seeds and hands on demonstration of harvesting, processing and carbonizing your feedstock to make lumpwood charcoal as seen below. 
We also will demonstrate and explain the Woodlands 2000 Trust's experiences with dry-land agroforestry and best practises for woodfuel security. 
Please call 0700 380 009 to make reservations in advance. 500ksh per person
a 3 year old a. polyacantha stand 

A 2 year old a. kirkii stand - ready for first pruning. 

farm fresh eggs available. 

lighting the kiln 

testing a new kiln with a water jacket. 

the feedstock - dry twigs and branches 

letting it carbonize while walking around the forest. 

The final product - perfectly sized charcoal for you cookstove using only a few branches that will grow back! 

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