This is the final full lecture given by Geoff before his fatal accident in August 2009 and the public release of this video is intended as a second anniversary remembrance tribute for 27/8/2011.
It was part of the ongoing workshops held at The Castle on the Hill in Uki near Mt Warning http://www.castleonhill.com/workshops.htm/ You can explore all Geoff's work on his website http://www.bodgershovel.com/ including a collection of videos demonstrating various pyrolysis and Biochar production techniques.
This extended 90 minute talk shows Geoff in great form, complete with a supportive slide presentation, pyrolysis gadgets, him munching on Biochar samples, pyromania and his usual, unique Mad Scientist sense of humour.
It's easy to see his skill as a qualified Industrial Arts teacher showing through and his early fascination with Professor Julius Sumner Miller on the TV show 'Why Is It So?', which he watched religiously in the early 60's. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIfxV7uNZXQ
It is also beautiful to watch his sense of fluid movement as he describes his concepts with his whole body and energy field. As a Tai Chi master you can see many of the Tai Chi set moves incorporated into his presentation.
Geoff was the second speaker at The Castle that day along with John Davis from The Rainbow Power Company in Nimbin who gave an overview of solar power.
This Vimeo video copy is Part Two of a DVD filmed and produce by Paul Tait from Gaia Films in Nimbin who has kindly given permission to upload Geoff's part of the lecture in full and make it publicly available at no charge. The full DVD, including the talk on solar power, is still available from Paul Tait email@example.com for a very nominal price.
You can find out all about the Biochar movement now from the primary person who continued Geoff's work by exploring Paul Taylor's website http://www.thebiocharrevolution.com with links to purchase his new book (in paper and PDF) which contains a formal dedication to Geoff.
Paul Taylor appeared at The Castle after Geoff's accident and Paul Tait also filmed his lecture which is available from Paul Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org or Paul Tait email@example.com
Please note that this current Vimeo video version here was extracted at a lower resolution from the original DVD to fit here in full and the image has degraded slightly from the original DVD in the processing. It has developed strange artefacts (speckles) in the very bright sections, particularly on the white projection screen. These do not appear on the original DVD if you purchase it and a 'cleaner' copy will be uploaded here if it becomes available.