Author Daniel Blaustein-Rejto did a pretty nice job on an article on farm scale biochar for Acres magazine. It's in the October 2014 issue: "Playing With Fire - Creating, Using Biochar for Improved Soil." Many of the pictures in the article are from technologies featured on this website. So thanks everyone, for contributing your pictures and stories. More and more people are learning about these small scale, clean biochar technologies, and using them to improve their soils.
What you will learn from our faculty of 12 experienced biochar practitioners: • No-cost and low-cost ways to make plenty of biochar for your farm • Biochar application rates and methods for best results • How to make biologically active, nutrient balanced biochar fertilizer blends • How to analyze biochar characteristics • How to integrate biochar economically and ecologically into your farm production systems • How to design biochar devices that capture useful energy
Backyard Biochar This site has descriptions of my experiments with Flame Cap Kilns. I also report on work by others.
US Biochar Initiative I am on the advisory board of the USBI. We are sponsoring the 5th North American Biochar Symposium in Corvallis, Oregon - August 22-25, 2016
Illinois Valley Forest Collaborative I've been involved with the group in my hometown for several years. We are working with the US Forest Service on hazardous fuels and small diameter timber sales. Biochar is a part of what we do.
Umpqua Biochar Education Team (UBET) I am working with UBET on a Conservation Innovation Grant from the USDA-NRCS. We are helping small farmers learn how to make biochar and use it to manage manure and make premium compost.