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biochar, worth all the hype?

I first heard about biochar from a gentle and unassuming older lady who was making biochar at home in her kiln. She explained the role that biochar could play in both the fight against climate change and the improvement of soil quality, before gifting me a small bag of it to try out in my own small vegetable garden. 402 more words

Global Ag Issues

Encouraging the Use of Green Fertilisers

Fertilisers produced from organic or recycled materials may have easier access to the EU single market under proposed rule changes.  Intensive farming and human activities in EU countries have affected the natural balance in soils across member states. 641 more words

Orkney News

Filing Cabinet Smoker DIY Video

Ever wondered how some butcheries smoke their meat? Build your own cold smoker and experience the thrill of creating your own smoked sausages, chicken fillets, pork ribs, pork belly that can be carved into bacon strips etc; etc. 140 more words

Charcoal

Plantation Forest Carbon Farming

Here Darryl advocates plantation forests with regular planting and harvesting of trees after their vegetative growth phase, around 25 years in his example. The harvested material would then be made into biochar and amended into these forest soils to increase soil carbon and growth rates of subsequent plantings. 315 more words

Permaculture

Did Ancient Amazonian Civilizations Sequester Carbon with Biochar?

Amazonian Soils & Biochar

In the Amazon Basin, primarily located in modern Brazil, we find very dark man-made soils that are rich with minerals. These soils are referred to as the “ 630 more words

Agriculture