Fortunately, T. S. Eliot didn’t have farming in mind when he wrote the beginning of his long poem “The Waste Land.” This month did seem to start out that way though. 481 more words
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There is an effort in the village of Kivalina to produce ‘biochar’ for sanitation, which could turn feces waste into a sustainable energy source! By collecting the waste and letting it be processed through a method of heating it up, and often the BTUs drop out. 93 more words
The vernal equinox arrived shortly after noon today, but spring isn’t quite in the air yet. There are hints of it though. Even though we still have deep snow covering the ground and 4-5′ tall snow berms piled up from plowing, down in the valley (Keene’s elevation is 1000′ lower than here), the ground is mostly bare. 355 more words
The international course on biochar: “BIOCHAR for Environmental Sustainability and Economic Development” will be celebrated in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) from 26-28 June 2014.
The course, intended for government officials, policy makers, financiers, and entrepreneurs in the European region, is organized by the University of Santiago de Compostela, the International Biochar Initiative (IBI) and the Spanish Society of Soil Science (SECS). 7 more words
Is Biochar carbon negative, will it save the the environment, improve our soils and help grow more clean food??
What Is Biochar?
Biochar is charcoal produced by heating organic material at a high temperature in limited oxygen. It is a stable product, very rich in carbon, which is used to lock carbon into the soil. 1,581 more words